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

Summer Species - Forbs

(June - August)
Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.ColorHeightBloomMoistureSunPurchase
Achillea millefoleumYarrow$15.00White2'July-Aug.M-DPS-SOrder
Allium cernuumNodding Wild Onion$22.00Lavender1'July-Aug.M-DMPS-SOrder
Alisma subcordataWater Plantain$12.50White3'July-Sept.WPS-SOrder
Amorpha canescensLead Plant$20.00Violet3'June-Aug.M-DPS-SOrder
Anemone canadensisCanada Anemone$45.00Cream2'June-Aug.WM-MPS-SOrder
Anemone virginianaTall Thimbleweed$50.00White4'June-Aug.DMPS-SOrder
Angelica atropurpureaAngelica$ 7.50White4'June-Aug.W-MSOrder
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed$22.00Pink4'July-Aug.W-MSOrder
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed$15.00Pink4'June-Aug.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly Weed$40.00Orange2'July-Aug.M-DPS-SOrder
Campanula americanaTall Bellflower$50.00Blue3'-4'July-Sept.M-DMPSOrder
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea$40.00White2'-3'June-Aug.M-DPS-SOrder
Coreopsis lanceolataSand Tickseed$12.00Yellow2'June-JulyDM-DSOrder
Coreopsis tripterisTall Coreopsis$25.00Yellow5'-7'July-Aug.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Desmodium canadenseShowy Tick-Trefoil$25.00Purple3'-5'July-Aug.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Echinacea purpureaPurple Coneflower$ 5.00Purple3'-4'July-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Eryngium yuccifoliumRattlesnake-Master$17.00White4'-5'July-Aug.WM-DMSOrder
Eupatorium maculatumJoe-Pye Weed$25.00Pink4'-6'July-Sept.W-WMPS-SOrder
Eupatoriium perfoliatumBoneset$35.00White4'-5'July-Sept.W-WMPS-SOrder
Euphorbia corollataFlowering Spurge$70.00White2'-4'July-Aug.M-DPS-SOrder
Gnaphalium obtusifoliumCatsfoot$50.00White1'-3'July-Sept.DM-DSOrder
Heliopsis helianthoidesFalse Sunflower$12.00Yellow4'-6'July-Sept.M-DMPS-SOrder
Iris virginicaWild Blue Flag$18.00Blue2'-3'June-Aug.W-MPS-SOrder
Liatris spicataMarsh Blazing Star$30.00Purple3'-4'July-Aug.W-WMPS-SOrder
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal Flower$95.00Red2'-5'July-Aug.W-WMPS-SOrder
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue Lobelia$45.00Blue1'-4'July-Sept.W-MPS-SOrder
Mimulus ringensMonkey-flower$25.00Purple3'June-Sept.W-WMPS-SOrder
Monarda fistulosaWild Bergamot$25.00Lavender2'-4'July-Aug.WM-DPS-SOrder
Monarda punctataHorsemint$35.00Pink1'-3'July-Aug.DPS-SOrder
Oenothera biennisCommon Evening Primrose$10.00Yellow2'-5'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Penstemon digitalisFoxglove Beard-tongue$20.00White3'-5'June-JulyM-DMPS-SOrder
Pycnanthemum virginianumCommon Mountain Mint$62.00White2'-3'July-Aug.W-MPS-SOrder
Ratibida pinnataYellow Coneflower$13.00Yellow3'-6'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan$ 7.50Yellow1'-2'June-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Rudbeckia laciniataCut-leaved Coneflower$25.00Yellow3'-8'July-Sept.WM-MPS-SOrder
Silphium integrifoliumRosin Weed$20.00Yellow4'-6'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Silphium laciniatumCompass Plant$30.00Yellow5'-10'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Silphium perfoliatumCupplant$15.00Yellow5'-8'July-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Silphium terebinthinaceumPrairie Dock$28.00Yellow5'-10'July-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Solidago graminifoliaGrassleaved Goldenrod$52.00Yellow2'-4'July-Sept.W-DPS-SOrder
Thalictrum dasycarpumPurple Meadow Rue$30.00Cream5'-7'June-JulyWM-MPS-SOrder
Verbena hastataBlue Vervain$12.50Purple3'-6'July-Sept.W-MPS-SOrder
Veronicastrum virginicumCulver's Root$62.00White4'-6'July-Aug.WM-DMPS-SOrder

Fall Species - Forbs

(August - October)
Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.ColorHeightBloomMoistureSunPurchase
Aster cordifoliusHeart-leaved Aster$85.00Violet1'-3'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Aster laevisSmooth Aster$38.00Blue3'Sept.-Oct.M-DPS-SOrder
Aster novae-angliaeNew England Aster$42.00Purple3'-5'Aug.-Oct.W-DMPS-SOrder
Aster oolentangiensisPrairie Heart-leaved Aster$38.00Blue/Yellow1'-4'July-Nov.DPS-SOrder
Aster pilosusHairy Aster$17.50White3'Aug.-Oct.M-DPS-SOrder
Aster puniceusSwamp Aster$40.00Lavender4'Aug.-Oct.W-WMPS-SOrder
Aster sagittifoliusArrow-leaved Aster$45.00Blue3'Aug.-Oct.M-DMPS-SOrder
Aster umbellatusFlat-Top Aster$45.00Cream3'-5'Aug.-Oct.W-MPS-SOrder
Chelone glabraTurtlehead$75.00White3'-4'Aug.-Sept.W-WMPS-SOrder
Eupatorium rugosumSnakeroot$35.00White2'-4'Aug.-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Helenium autumnaleSneezeweed$22.00Yellow3'-4'Aug.-Oct.W-WMPS-SOrder
Helianthus occidentalisWestern Sunflower$45.00Yellow2'-3'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Kuhnia eupatorioidesFalse Boneset$25.00Cream2-'4'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-SOrder
Lespedeza capitataRound headed Bush-Clover$20.00Green3'-4'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Liatris asperaRough Blazing Star$45.00Purple2'-3'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-SOrder
Rudbeckia fulgidaSweet Black-eyed Susan$50.00Yellow3'-4'Aug.-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Rudbeckia trilobaThree-lobed Coneflower$20.00Yellow4'Aug.-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Solidago caesiaBlue-stemmed Goldenrod$90.00Yellow1'-3'Aug.-Oct.DPS-SOrder
Solidago junceaEarly Goldenrod$65.00Yellow3'Aug.-Oct.DM-DPS-SOrder
Solidago nemoralisOld-Field Goldenrod$50.00Yellow2'Aug.-Oct.DM-DPS-SOrder
Solidago patulaSwamp Goldenrod$40.00Yellow2'-7'Aug.-Oct.W-WMPS-SOrder
Solidago riddelliiRiddell's Goldenrod$30.00Yellow2'-4'Aug.-Oct.WM-MSOrder
Solidago rigidaStiff Goldenrod$22.00Yellow3'-5'Aug.-Oct.WM-DPS-SOrder
Solidago speciosaShowy Goldenrod$28.00Yellow2'-7'Aug.-Oct.M-DPS-SOrder
Verbena strictaHoary Vervain$15.00Purple2'-3'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-SOrder
Vernonia missuricaIronweed$30.00Purple4'-6'Aug.-Sept.WM-MPS-SOrder

Warm Season Grasses

Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.$/lb.HeightMoistureSunPurchase by ozPurchase by lb
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem$ 3.00$18.005'-8'WM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Bouteloua curtipendulaSide-oats Grama$ 3.00$25.001'-2'DM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Elymus hystrixBottlebrush Grass$16.004'M-DPS-SOrder/oz
Eragrostis spectabilisPurple Lovegrass$85.001'-2'DPS-SOrder/oz
Panicum virgatumSwitch Grass$ 3.00$17.003'-5'WM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Schizachyrium scopariusLittle Bluestem$ 3.00$31.002'-3'M-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Sorghastrum nutansIndian Grass$ 3.00$28.005'-8'M-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Sparganium eurycarpumCommon Bur Reed$10.004'WPSOrder/oz
Sporobolus heterolepisPrairie Dropseed$16.001'-3'M-DMSOrder/oz

Cool Season Grasses

Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.$/lb.HeightMoistureSunPurchase by ozPurchase by lb
Carex comosaBristly Sedge$20.002'W-WMSOrder/oz
Carex crinitaFringed Sedge$27.504'W-WMPS-SOrder/oz
Carex cristatellaCrested Oval Sedge$55.002'W-WMPS-SOrder/oz
Carex grayiCommon Bur Sedge$27.503'W-MPS-SOrder/oz
Carex lupulinaCommon Hopsedge$27.503'W-WMPS-SOrder/oz
Carex vulpinoideaFoxtail Sedge$15.002'W-WMPS-SOrder/oz
Elymus canadensisCanada Wild-rye$ 4.00$19.003'-5'M-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Elymus virginicusVirginia Wild-rye$ 4.00$21.002'-4'W-MPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Koeleria macrantha (cristata)June Grass$24.002'DM-DPS-SOrder/oz
Scirpus atrovirensBulrush$10.003'-5'W-WMSOrder/oz
Scirpus cyperinusWool Grass$15.003'-5'W-WMSOrder/oz