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Butterfly Weed is a native perennial with flat-topped, orange or yellow flower clusters at the ends of its stems or in its leaf axils. From midsummer to autumn, it produces clusters of brightly colored flowers that attract insects, followed by fruit and showy seed. Plant in a border, meadow, butterfly garden, or wildflower garden. U.S. native. Attracts bees and butterflies. Needs full sun and fertile, well-drained, loamy soil. They have taproots and resent disturbance.

Butterfly Weed is a native perennial with flat-topped, orange or yellow flower clusters at the ends of its stems or in its leaf axils. From midsummer to autumn, it produces clusters of brightly colored flowers that attract insects, followed by fruit and showy seed. Plant in a border, meadow, butterfly garden, or wildflower garden. U.S. native. Attracts bees and butterflies. Needs full sun and fertile, well-drained, loamy soil. They have taproots and resent disturbance.

Joe-Pye. Native wildflower. Full Sun  Joe Pye is a showstopper producing huge, rose-pink, puffy flower heads in late summer. It prefers moist soils, but with its extensive root system, it also tolerates drought well. Attractive to pollinators, grows 4-6 feet tall & 3-4 feet wide. Deer resistant.

Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium or Eupatorium These beautiful butterfly magnets love our yard! Obviously prevalent in the wildflower patches but are happy to seed just about anywhere! Good for cut arrangements. Ours are well over my head this summer!

Oenothera-pilosella | Prairie Sundrops, or Meadow Sundrops | Full sun, part shade | 18-24" | Yellow flower, blooms May-June | The preference is full sun, moist conditions, and a loamy soil with high organic content. This plant develops quickly during the spring and flowers readily. Later in the year, it becomes dormant and less attractive in appearance, but can tolerate some drought. This plant is easy to grow if it is not too dry, and can spread aggressively. | This lovely plant should be…

Oenothera-pilosella | Prairie Sundrops, or Meadow Sundrops | Full sun, part shade | 18-24" | Yellow flower, blooms May-June | The preference is full sun, moist conditions, and a loamy soil with high organic content. This plant develops quickly during the spring and flowers readily. Later in the year, it becomes dormant and less attractive in appearance, but can tolerate some drought. This plant is easy to grow if it is not too dry, and can spread aggressively. | This lovely plant should be…

Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) A relative of the sunflowers, Heliopsis helianthoides produces a profusion of bright yellow flowers in early to mid-summer. Excellent for problem clay soils, it grows in any reasonably fertile soil and thrives in moist, heavy soils. Ox Eye Sunflower does not spread by rhizomes, but will self-sow in open soil.

Heliopsis helianthoides, or Ox Eye Sunflower, is a native prairie plant that is excellent for heavy clay soils and works well in a tall border in the garden.

Orange Glory butterfly plant - another great butterfly attractant!

Orange Glory butterfly plant - another great butterfly attractant!

A selection of medicinal herbs that are both beautiful and useful

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