Planning your native planting will result in more diversity and variations in bloom time.  The below species are listed according to their bloom seasons for optimal color and pollinator benefits.

Spring Species - Forbs

(May-June)
Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.ColorHeightBloomMoistureSun
Anemone cylindricaThimbleweed$60.00White2'-3'May-JuneM-DPS-S
Aquilegia canadensisWild Columbine$35.00Red/Yellow3'May-JuneM-DPS-S
Geranium maculatumWild Geranium$85.00Lavender1'April-MayM-DMPS-S
Lupinus perennisWild Lupine$35.00Lavender1'-2'May-JuneWM-DPS-S
Penstemon hirsutusHairy Beard-tongue$45.00Lavender2'May-JuneDM-DPS-S
Senecio obovatusRound-leaved Ragwort$65.00Yellow2'May-JuneD-MPS-S
Thalictrum dioicumEarly Meadow Rue$55.00Green2'April-MayWM-DMPS-S
Tradescantia ohiensisCommon Spiderwort$30.00Blue2'-4'May-JulyWM-DPS-S
Zizia aureaGolden Alexander$16.00Yellow2'-3'May-JuneM-DMPS-S

Summer Species - Forbs

(June - August)
Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.ColorHeightBloomMoistureSun
Achillea millefoleumYarrow$12.50White2'July-Aug.M-DPS-S
Alisma subcordataWater Plantain$12.50White3'July-Sept.WPS-S
Allium cernuumNodding Wild Onion$22.00Lavender1'July-Aug.M-DMPS-S
Amorpha canescens*Lead Plant$20.00Violet3'June-Aug.M-DPS-S
Anemone canadensisCanada Anemone$45.00Cream2'June-Aug.WM-MPS-S
Anemone virginianaTall Thimbleweed$60.00White4'June-Aug.DMPS-S
Angelica atropurpureaAngelica$ 7.50White4'June-Aug.W-MS
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed$22.00Pink4'July-Aug.W-MS
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed$15.00Pink4'June-Aug.WM-DMPS-S
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly Weed$40.00Orange2'July-Aug.M-DPS-S
Campanula americanaTall Bellflower$50.00Blue3'-4'July-Sept.M-DMPS
Ceanothus americanus*New Jersey Tea$40.00White2'-3'June-Aug.M-DPS-S
Coreopsis lanceolataSand Tickseed$12.00Yellow2'June-JulyDM-DS
Coreopsis palmataPrairie Coreopsis$42.00Yellow2'June-Aug.M-DPS-S
Coreopsis tripterisTall Coreopsis$25.00Yellow5'-7'July-Aug.WM-DMPS-S
Desmodium canadenseShowy Tick-Trefoil$20.00Purple3'-5'July-Aug.WM-DMPS-S
Echinacea purpurea**Purple Coneflower$ 5.00Purple3'-4'July-Sept.M-DPS-S
Eryngium yuccifoliumRattlesnake-Master$17.00White4'-5'July-Aug.WM-DMS
Eupatorium maculatumJoe-Pye Weed$25.00Pink4'-6'July-Sept.W-WMPS-S
Eupatoriium perfoliatumBoneset$35.00White4'-5'July-Sept.W-WMPS-S
Euphorbia corollataFlowering Spurge$70.00White2'-4'July-Aug.M-DPS-S
Gnaphalium obtusifoliumCatsfoot$50.00White1'-3'July-Sept.DM-DS
Helianthus divaricatusWoodland Sunflower$55.00Yellow3'July-Sept.DM-DPS
Heliopsis helianthoidesFalse Sunflower$12.00Yellow4'-6'July-Sept.M-DMPS-S
Iris virginicaWild Blue Flag$18.00Blue2'-3'June-Aug.W-MPS-S
Liatris spicataMarsh Blazing Star$30.00Purple3'-4'July-Aug.W-WMPS-S
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal Flower$95.00Red2'-5'July-Aug.W-WMPS-S
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue Lobelia$45.00Blue1'-4'July-Sept.W-MPS-S
Mimulus ringensMonkey-flower$25.00Purple3'June-Sept.W-WMPS-S
Monarda fistulosaWild Bergamot$25.00Lavender2'-4'July-Aug.WM-DPS-S
Monarda punctataHorsemint$30.00Pink1'-3'July-Aug.DPS-S
Oenothera biennisCommon Evening Primrose$10.00Yellow2'-5'July-Sept.WM-DPS-S
Penstemon digitalisFoxglove Beard-tongue$20.00White3'-5'June-JulyM-DMPS-S
Pycnanthemum virginianumCommon Mountain Mint$60.00White2'-3'July-Aug.W-MPS-S
Ratibida pinnataYellow Coneflower$10.00Yellow3'-6'July-Sept.WM-DPS-S
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan$ 7.50Yellow1'-2'June-Sept.M-DPS-S
Rudbeckia laciniataCut-leaved Coneflower$25.00Yellow3'-8'July-Sept.WM-MPS-S
Silphium integrifoliumRosin Weed$20.00Yellow4'-6'July-Sept.WM-DPS-S
Silphium laciniatumCompass Plant$30.00Yellow5'-10'July-Sept.WM-DPS-S
Silphium perfoliatumCupplant$15.00Yellow5'-8'July-Sept.WM-DMPS-S
Silphium terebinthinaceumPrairie Dock$28.00Yellow5'-10'July-Sept.WM-DMPS-S
Solidago graminifoliaGrassleaved Goldenrod$50.00Yellow2'-4'July-Sept.W-DPS-S
Thalictrum dasycarpumPurple Meadow Rue$30.00Cream5'-7'June-JulyWM-MPS-S
Verbena hastataBlue Vervain$12.50Purple3'-6'July-Sept.W-MPS-S
Veronicastrum virginicumCulver's Root$62.00White4'-6'July-Aug.WM-DMPS-S

Fall Species - Forbs

(August - October)
Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.ColorHeightBloomMoistureSun
Aster cordifoliusHeart-leaved Aster$85.00Violet1'-3'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-S
Aster laevisSmooth Aster$42.00Blue3'Sept.-Oct.M-DPS-S
Aster novae-angliaeNew England Aster$42.00Purple3'-5'Aug.-Oct.W-DMPS-S
Aster oolentangiensisPrairie Heart-leaved Aster$40.00Blue/Yellow1'-4'July-Nov.DPS-S
Aster pilosusHairy Aster$17.50White3'Aug.-Oct.M-DPS-S
Aster puniceusSwamp Aster$40.00Lavender4'Aug.-Oct.W-WMPS-S
Aster sagittifoliusArrow-leaved Aster$45.00Blue3'Aug.-Oct.M-DMPS-S
Aster umbellatusFlat-Top Aster$45.00Cream3'-5'Aug.-Oct.W-MPS-S
Chelone glabraTurtlehead$75.00White3'-4'Aug.-Sept.W-WMPS-S
Eupatorium rugosumSnakeroot$35.00White2'-4'Aug.-Sept.WM-DMPS-S
Helenium autumnaleSneezeweed$22.00Yellow3'-4'Aug.-Oct.W-WMPS-S
Helianthus occidentalisWestern Sunflower$45.00Yellow2'-3'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-S
Kuhnia eupatorioidesFalse Boneset$25.00Cream2-'4'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-S
Lespedeza capitataRound headed Bush-Clover$20.00Green3'-4'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-S
Liatris asperaRough Blazing Star$45.00Purple2'-3'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-S
Rudbeckia fulgidaSweet Black-eyed Susan$50.00Yellow3'-4'Aug.-Sept.WM-DMPS-S
Rudbeckia trilobaThree-lobed Coneflower$20.00Yellow4'Aug.-Sept.WM-DMPS-S
Solidago caesiaBlue-stemmed Goldenrod$90.00Yellow1'-3'Aug.-Oct.DPS-S
Solidago junceaEarly Goldenrod$65.00Yellow3'Aug.-Oct.DM-DPS-S
Solidago nemoralisOld-Field Goldenrod$50.00Yellow2'Aug.-Oct.DM-DPS-S
Solidago patulaSwamp Goldenrod$40.00Yellow2'-7'Aug.-Oct.W-WMPS-S
Solidago riddelliiRiddell's Goldenrod$30.00Yellow2'-4'Aug.-Oct.WM-MS
Solidago rigidaStiff Goldenrod$22.00Yellow3'-5'Aug.-Oct.WM-DPS-S
Solidago speciosaShowy Goldenrod$28.00Yellow2'-7'Aug.-Oct.M-DPS-S
Verbena strictaHoary Vervain$15.00Purple2'-3'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-S
Vernonia missuricaIronweed$30.00Purple4'-6'Aug.-Sept.WM-MPS-S

Warm Season Grasses

Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.$/lb.HeightMoistureSun
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem$ 3.00$18.005'-8'WM-DPS-S
Bouteloua curtipendula**Side-oats Grama$ 3.00$25.001'-2'DM-DPS-S
Elymus hystrixBottlebrush Grass$16.004'M-DPS-S
Eragrostis spectabilisPurple Lovegrass$85.001'-2'DPS-S
Panicum virgatumSwitch Grass$ 3.00$17.003'-5'WM-DPS-S
Schizachyrium scopariusLittle Bluestem$ 3.00$31.002'-3'M-DPS-S
Sorghastrum nutansIndian Grass$ 3.00$28.005'-8'M-DPS-S
Sparganium eurycarpumCommon Bur Reed$10.004'WPS
Sporobolus heterolepisPrairie Dropseed$16.001'-3'M-DMS

Cool Season Grasses

Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.$/lb.HeightMoistureSun
Carex comosaBristly Sedge$20.002'W-WMS
Carex crinitaFringed Sedge$27.504'W-WMPS-S
Carex cristatellaCrested Oval Sedge$55.002'W-WMPS-S
Carex grayiCommon Bur Sedge$27.503'W-MPS-S
Carex lupulinaCommon Hopsedge$27.503'W-WMPS-S
Carex vulpinoideaFoxtail Sedge$15.002'W-WMPS-S
Elymus canadensis**Canada Wild-rye$ 4.00$19.003'-5'M-DPS-S
Elymus virginicus**Virginia Wild-rye$ 4.00$21.002'-4'W-MPS-S
Koeleria macrantha (cristata)June Grass$24.002'DM-DPS-S
Scirpus atrovirensBulrush$10.003'-5'W-WMS
Scirpus cyperinusWool Grass$15.003'-5'W-WMS