To celebrate the 150th anniversary of MSHS this year, one of our projects has been the creation of pollinator plant packs. These groups of plants will be sold for a limited time in local nurseries and are just the thing to make your garden — no matter what the size — a pollinator magnet.
Each pack has 6 different plants perfect for the type of pollinator garden you want.
- For Monarchs: Butterfly Milkweed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, Sullivant’s Milkweed
- For Bees: Canada Milkvetch, Foxglove Beardtongue, Wild Blue Indigo, Anise Hyssop, Prairie Smoke, Wild Petunia
- For Butterflies: Blue Lupine, Dotted Blazingstar, Marsh Blazingstar, Button Blazingstar, Meadow Blazingstar, Prairie Blazingstar
The plants were grown by Glacial Ridge Growers, which is is known for growing quality natives, annuals, perennials, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables, strawberries, and herbs. They come in special packaging with a carrying band that is black-and-white striped (like a bee) on the side and has Minnesota State Horticultural Society written across the top.
The many nurseries and plant sales that will be contributing a portion of each sale to MSHS. To find out where to buy the plants, click the link above or check out the list below. This is a great weekend to be buying and planting pollinator plants.
The Country Store-Alexandria
Fair’s Nursery-Maple Grove
Farmer’s Seed and Nursery-Faribault
Garden Safari Gifts-Como Park Zoo & Conservatory-St. Paul
Glacial Ridge Growers-St. Paul Farmers Market
Lakewinds Natural Foods-Three locations
Lilydale Garden Center-Lilydale
Mickman Brothers Garden Center-Ham Lake
Minnehaha Falls Garden Center-Minneapolis
Minnesota State Horticultural Society-Roseville
Mother Earth Gardens-Minneapolis
Mustard Seed Garden Center-Chaska
Valley Natural Foods-Burnsville
Champlin Garden Club – May 7
Fergus Falls Area Garden Club – May 24
Friends School Plant Sale – May 6-8
Lake Country School Plant Sale – May 5-6
Perennial Garden Club of Stillwater
Ramsey County Master Gardeners – May 22
St. Anthony Park Garden Club – June 4
Temple of Aaron Sisterhood Plant Sale – May 15