If there were any two plants in the nursery that were always teeming with pollinators it would be Ironweed and Mountain Mint. The purple flowers of Ironweed pair well with the silvery foliage of the Mountain Mint and attract myriad species providing an abundance of food. Plant these two stunning natives, sit back, and watch the show! The Ironweed comes in a 1/2 gallon pot while the Mountain Mint is in a quart pot
Common Name: Missouri Ironweed
Exposure: Full Sun
Water: Medium to Wet
Height: 3' - 5'
Width: 3' - 4'
Bloom: July to August
Notes: Upright perennial with magenta purple flowers in late summer. An absolute butterfly magnet that tolerates wet soils and is effective in rain gardens or naturalized areas.
Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum
Common Name: Hairy Mountain Mint
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Water: Medium - Dry
Height: 1' to 3'
Width: 1' to 3'
Bloom: July - September
Notes: Excellent when massed as the showy silver-grey foliage is a real stand out. When touched it emits lovely minty fragrance. Popular with bees and butterflies and perhaps now you? Pycnanthemums are covered daily with a medley of pollinators at City Natives. If you're looking to help the pollinators of the world you can't skip out on planting Pycnanthemum.