We’re excited to introduce 5 new plants that are specifically local to the coastal Delmarva area.
Baptisia tinctoria –Wild Yellow Indigo
Great time to plant since it takes a little bit of time to get established, but once it does it blooms May to June. Tolerates full sun to part shade. It reaches a height of 2-3 feet and has distinctive dainty foliage with bright yellow flowers that the pollinators absolutely adore.
Monarda punctata – Spotted Beebalm
Unique beebalm that’s especially fragrant and even medicinal. Reaches a height of 2-3 feet. Drought tolerant once established. Will take partial to full sun – an amazing plant for pollinator gardens and meadows.
Kosteletzkya virginica – Saltmarsh Mallow
Does its best in moist, wet soil, but will thrive in drier conditions. Beautiful pink and yellow flowers resembling hibiscus flowers bloom June to September. Prefers full sun and reaches a height of 3-4 feet.
Helenium flexuosum – Purple Headed Sneezeweed
Excellent food source and host plant providing nectar and pollen to many species of bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and skippers. Host plant for caterpillars making it a perfect choice for a habitat garden. Prefers full sun in wetter soils making it great for wetlands and rain gardens. Grows to be between 1-3 feet.
Solidago sempervirens – Seaside Goldenrod
Can vary in height from 2-6 feet depending on the richness of the soil. Extremeley salt and drought tolerant, commonly seen growing in the dunes. Its bunches of golden-yellow flowers at the top of the stalks bloom late in the season providing nectar for migrating pollinators.