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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(Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida)
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

Asclepias spp. (milkweeds)
Baptisa alba (white wild indigo)
Conoclinium coelestinum (blue mistflower)
Coreopsis spp. (tickseeds)
Delphinium spp. (larkspurs)
Eupatorum spp. (thoroughworts and bonesets)
Eutrochium spp. (Joe Pye weeds)
Helianthus spp. (sunflowers)
Hibiscus spp. (rose mallows)
Liatris spp. (blazing stars)
Monarda spp. (bee balm, bergamot, spotted bee balm)
Penstemon spp. (beardtongues)
Phacelia spp. (scorpion weed, phacelias)
Phlox spp. (phloxes)
Pycnanthemum spp. (mountain mints)
Salvia spp. (sages)
Solidago spp. (goldenrods)
Spigelia marliandica (indian pink)
Symphyotrichum spp. (asters)
Verbesina alternifolia (wingstem)
Vernonia spp. (ironweeds)
Zizia spp. (alexanders)

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Amelanchier spp. (serviceberries, shadbush)
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey tea)
Cercis canadensis (redbud)
Chionanthus virginicus (fringetree)
Clethra alnifolia (summersweet)
Crataegus spp. (hawthorns)
Diospyros virginiana (common persimmon)
Fothergilla gardenii (dwarf witch alder)
Hydrangea spp. (hydrangeas)
Ilex spp. (hollies)
Itea virginica (Virginia sweetspire)
Passiflora incarnata (maypop)
Philadelphicus spp. (mock oranges)
Rhododendron spp. (azaleas, rhododendrons)
Rhus spp. (sumacs)
Rosa spp. (roses)
Rubus spp. (raspberries, blackberries)
Salix spp. (willows)
Vaccinium spp. (blueberries, sparkleberry)
Viburnum spp. (viburnums)

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