Kim Eierman

Kim Eierman

Founder of EcoBeneficial!

Available for virtual and in-person landscape consulting, talks and classes.

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The Pollinator Victory Garden!

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(Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York)
Notes on Using Plant Lists
  • Use plants appropriate to your landscape conditions, emphasizing plants that are native to your region.
  • Species may vary based on region.
  • Remember that plant diversity is crucial – not all pollinators use every plant.
  • Reference these lists in combination with other recommended resources to select the best possible pollinator plants for your Pollinator Victory Garden.
Native Perennials & Biennials

Agastache scrophularifolia (purple giant hyssop)
Aquilegia canadensis (eastern red columbine)
Asclepias spp. (milkweeds)
Baptisa alba (white wild indigo)
Eupatorum spp. (thoroughworts and bonesets)
Eutrochium spp. (Joe Pye weeds)
Geranium spp. (crane’s bill)
Fragaria spp. (strawberries)
Helianthus spp. (sunflowers)
Liatris spp. (blazing stars)
Lobelia spp. (great blue lobelia, cardinal flower)
Monarda spp. (bee balm, bergamot, spotted bee balm)
Penstemon spp. (beardtongues)
Phlox spp. (phloxes)
Pycnanthemum spp. (mountain mints)
Rudbeckia laciniata (cutleaf coneflower)
Solidago spp. (goldenrods)
Symphyotrichum spp. (asters)
Verbena hastata (blue vervain)
Vernonia spp. (ironweeds)
Zizia spp. (alexanders)

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Aronia spp. (chokeberries)
Amelanchier spp. (serviceberries, shadbush)
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey tea)
Cercis canadensis (redbud)
Clethra alnifolia (summersweet)
Diervilla lonicera (northern bush honeysuckle)
Ilex spp. (hollies)
Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle)
Physocarpus opulifolius (ninebark)
Prunus spp. (cherries, plums)
Rhododendron spp. (azaleas, rhododendrons)
Rhus spp. (sumacs)
Rosa spp. (roses)
Rubus spp. (raspberries, blackberries)
Salix spp. (willows)
Spiraea spp. (meadowsweets)
Symphoricarpos albus (white snowberry)
Tilia americana (basswood)
Vaccinium spp. (blueberries, cranberries)
Viburnum spp. (viburnums)

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