As soon as summer hits, Zinnias start to open up and show off their bright, bold colors. And with them comes a steady stream of butterflies: swallowtails, monarchs, painted ladies, and much more. Zinnias are one of the easiest annual wildflowers to grow from seed and one of our favorite plants for a… Read More →
Reliable, late-season flowers supply nectar into fall frosts
Asters are famous for their late-season blooms, and are even known to continue flowering after frosts have appeared in late fall. These hardy natives sport star-shaped, daisy-like blooms that provide essential food to a slew of native pollinators – just when they need it most. You’ll have many choices with regards to plant height and flower head size, as well as bloom color. Options range from white to pink all the way to purple, with some two-toned and tinged varieties in the mix. Asters do well in average soils with access to full sun.
Aromatic Aster is one of the longest-blooming native asters, blooming up to two months in one season. The gorgeous, violet flowers add charm to any garden or meadow and delight the late season garden with prolific blooms. Growing to be about 1-3’ tall, this native perennial can be planted in a smaller perennial garden or in a prairie or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
Daisy-like, white flowers provide vital nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. Heath Aster is native to the United States and grows to be about 2’ tall, delighting with numerous blooms in the late summer meadow. This easy-to-grow perennial is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, clay soil, preferring as much sun as possible. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
This elegant purple beauty is native to the U.S. and drought tolerant, thriving in dry areas including rocky ledges and meadows. Smooth Blue Aster prefers full sun and is a vital source of nectar and pollen for a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
False Aster is a prolific bloomer, providing hundreds of small, white blooms on each plant from late summer until frost. This native wildflower is also an important source of pollen for butterflies, bees, wasps and more. False Aster tolerates moist to wet soil, making it a great choice for a rain garden. (Perennial) Learn More →
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