Green Legacy Garden

Swallowtail visiting Dense Blazingstar

Colorful blooms (purple, deep red, yellow, orange and pale pink) are flourishing in our Green Legacy Garden at midsummer. They are listed below with common and scientific names, shade of bloom, and popularity with winged visitors

Bee visiting Anise Hyssop

Bee visiting Anise Hyssop

As of midsummer (end of July), full blooms are on the following plantings−they are attracting bees, wasps, butterflies, hummingbirds and goldfinches:

  • Anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculem, pale purple blooms, Very Attractive to Bees and Butterflies (Silver Spotted Skippers, Swallowtails, Monarchs)
  • Brown Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba, orange petals, Not Attractive to Most Bees or Butterflies
  • Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, deep red blooms, Attractive to Humming Birds
  • Shiny Cone Flower (Rudbeckia nitida), yellow petals, Attractive to Bees
  • Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa, pale purple petals, Attractive to Bees
  • Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium dubium, pale purple/pink blooms, Attractive to Bees and Butterflies (Silver Spotted Skipper, Swallowtails)
  • Dense Blazing Star, Liatris spicata, purple, Attractive to Bees and Butterflies
  • Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum muticum, pale pink petals with a pale green center, Very Attractive to Bees and Wasps
  • Purple Cone Flower, Echinacea purpurea, purple petals, Attractive to Bees, Swallowtail Butterflies and Goldfinch

Rachel Carson House • July 27, 2016

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