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The wildflowers included in this list are recognized as "hummingbird friendly," meaning that they either provide nectar or attract the insects that are critical to hummingbirds when they are nesting. It is also important to plant flowers, shrubs & trees that bloom over a long period of time.

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Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Columbine is easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of conditions. Red and yellow 1"-2" lantern-shaped flowers are hummingbird magnets. Under favorable conditions Columbine spreads readily. Larval host plant for a cute little butterfly, the Columbine Duskywing. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: prefers Part Sun
Soil: Moist to Average
Height: 1-2 feet
Blooms: April-June
Flowers: Red with Yellow center

Price: $9.25
Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

When looking for a milkweed plant for the home garden, Swamp Milkweed is usually the best fit. It is not stocky nor does it spread vigorously by rhizomes. The milkweeds are one of the best nectar plants to attract pollinators, not least of which are the monarchs, which rely on milkweed foliage in the caterpillar stage. Quantities may be limited.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist to Average
Height: to 4 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Pink

Price: $9.25
Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

This robust plant attracts and supports many pollinators. It spreads easily by rhizomes. Common habitats include dry fields and along roads, provided they are not sprayed with herbicide. Larval host for the Monarch butterfly. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 3 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Cream/Pink

Price: $9.25
Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Flame orange flowers are stunning in masses or drifts and attract pollinators galore. Interestingly, this plant does not exude the "milk" colored sap, however, although said to be less preferred than other milkweed species, is nonetheless a Monarch butterfly host plant. Quantities may be limited.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 2 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Orange

Price: $9.25
Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Dainty in appearance with "whorls" of thin leaves and elegant clusters of white flowers. This plant is ideal for that tough spot in dry soil and full sun. Spreads by rhizomes. Larval host to the Monarch butterfly. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry
Height: 2 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
White Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

Well sought-after host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly. Blooms are white, sometimes tinged with pink. Perfect plant for a damp spot with intermittent light. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Moist
Height: 2'-4 feet
Blooms: August-October
Flower: White, White & Pink

Price: $9.25
Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Elegant with thin reclining petals, Pale Purple Coneflower is under-utilized for home garden use and as a cut flower. Attracts bee and butterflies & provides seed for birds if flowering heads are left through winter. Larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly and Wavy-lined Emerald moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed (Echinacea pallida simulata).

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 3 feet
Blooms: June-July
Flowers: Pale Purple to Purple

Price: $9.25
Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

A popular plant with good reason. Blooms attracts pollinators in summer and their seed will support birds in the cold months. Beautiful in a home or business planting, restoration and in a vase. One larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly and Wavy-lined Emerald moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Purple-Magenta

Price: $9.25
Southern Blue Flag Iris

Iris virginica

Sword like leaves and large blue-violet flowers 1-3cm across. Best grown in consistently moist organic soils, a good candidate for a Rain Garden.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist-Wet
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June
Flowers: Blue-Violet with Yellow

Price: $9.25
Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Truly stunning carmine flowers borne on tall slender spikes rising from a basal rosette of leaves. Ideal for use in Hummingbird and Rain Gardens. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist-Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Red

Price: $9.25
Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Spikes of tubular blue-violet flowers attract and support bumblebees. This plant works well for use in a rain garden, along a waterway or at the edge of a pond. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Moist to Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Blue-violet

Price: $9.25
Spotted Beebalm

Monarda punctata

Pagoda-like white to pink bracts form a ring below the spotted yellow flowers. A pollinator favorite. Low-maintenance, long-lasting bloom period, and self-sowing. A larval host for the Gray Marvel moth.

Light: Part to Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Yellow, White-Pink Bracts

Price: $9.25
Scarlet Beebalm

Monarda didyma

Brilliant red flowers are a hit with hummingbirds. Foliage emits spicy odor when crushed. Striking as a cut flower.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July-August
Flowers: Red

Price: $9.25
Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata

True to it's name, Garden Phlox does well in the home garden and in rain gardens. Best planted in full sun. It is an excellent source of nectar for hummingbirds.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Pink-Purple

Price: $9.25
Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana

White to pink tubular flowers fill the flowering stalk, attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Makes a lasting cut flower. Spreads readily. Consider using in contained situation for home garden use. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Blooms: August-October
Flowers: White to Pink

Price: $9.25
Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Shrub. Showy white flowers borne in spherical clusters draw numerous pollinators. Bees use nectar for making honey, seeds feed wildlife. Prune to desired shape. Great for borders, rain gardens or as a specimen plant, even erosion control. Larval host plant for a number of species of Lepidoptera. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 5 to 12 feet
Blooms: June-September
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Downy Skullcap

Scutellaria incana

Blue flowers are conspicuous and attractive, A most pleasing accent plant. Primarily pollinated by bumblebees. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Blue

Price: $9.25
Yellow Giant Hyssop

Agastache nepetoides

A "one-stop-shop" for bees and butterflies with many flowers in dense terminal spikes. Deer resistant. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: to 6 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Yellow-Green

Price: $9.25
Culver's Root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Tall wispy, white candelabra-like flowers attract a multitude of pollinators and produce an especially strong effect when a number are planted together in a group. Candidate for rain gardens.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 4 to 7 feet
Blooms: May-August
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Rose Turtlehead

Chelone obliqua

Attractive especially when planted in a group, such as in a Rain Garden. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Blooms: July-August
Flowers: Pink

Price: $9.25
Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Rose Mallow flowers are large, 4" to 6" across, and showy. Ideal for a Rain Garden, Hummingbird Garden, or grouped along a pond or patio. Trim to desired height. Although NOT a woody plant, this plant fills out like a bush but dies back to the ground each winter. A larval host plant to the following butterflies: Common Checkered Skipper, Painted Lady, and Gray Hairstreak. Larval host to the following moths: Yellow Scallop moth, Io moth-very cool, and Pearly Wood Nymph. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 3 to 7 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: White to Pink with Maroon center

Price: $9.25
Purple Giant Hyssop

Agastache scrophulariifolia

With spikes from 1" to 6" long, this plant makes an excellent source of late-season nectar indeed. Crushed foliage emits a pleasant licorice fragrance.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 2 to 5 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: Pale Purple-Lavender

Price: $9.25
Foxglove Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis

Perfect for a sunny border, the tubular flowers are white, tinged with pink and attract a variety of native bees & hummingbirds. Foliage is a smooth, glossy dark green.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 3-5 feet
Blooms: April-June
Flowers: white to pink

Price: $9.25
Joe-Pye Weed

Eupatorium fistulosum

Billowing clusters of pinkish-purple flowers are lovely en masse, especially in a damp area. Height can be controlled by trimming by up to 1/2 in June. Good for attracting butterflies, as a cut flower and dried. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height to 7 feet
Blooms July to September
Flowers: Pinkish-Purple

Price: $9.25
Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa

Also known as Bee Balm, this is a wonderful plant for a pollinator garden. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and has a long bloom period. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms July-September
Flowers: Pink-Lavender

Price: $9.25
Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans

Strong, fast-growing woody vine bearing trumpet shaped orange to red flowers to 3" long. Attracts and supports hummingbirds. Ideal for creating a tall, densely covered privacy trellis. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 40 feet
Blooms: July
Flowers Red & Orange

Price: $9.25
Royal Catchfly

Silene regia

Excellent hummingbird plant with red flowers to 2" across. Makes a lovely addition to a pollinator garden.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average, well-drained to Dry
Height: to 4 feet
Blooms: July to August
Flowers: Red

Price: $9.25
Eastern Bergamot

Monarda bradburiana

Excellent choice for a yard, this Bee Balm is clump-forming & short (1' to 2'). It is also less aggressive & more mildew-resistant than other Bee Balms. It has a long bloom period and is a great pollinator plant.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Blooms: May to June
Flowers: Light Pink

Price: $9.25
Calico Beardtongue

Penstemon calycosus

Under-used & suitable for home garden use, Calico Beardtongue has pink tubular flowers, each 1" long in terminal panicles that support hummingbirds. Foliage is semi-glossy and may turn purple in fall. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Filtered Shade
Soil: Moist to Dry
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June to July
Flowers: Violet to Pink

Price: $9.25
Allegheny Monkey Flower

Mimulus ringens

Best used for bordering ponds and waterways for erosion control & to support pollinators. Flowers resemble snapdragons. Rhizomatous perennial. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June to September
Flowers: Pink to Purple

Price: $9.25