Are you interested in growing your own native garden, including pollinator plants? We've got you covered!

This table includes information on each plant we are using for our garden.  The success of the plants will depend on soil conditions.  As we take this journey, we may have to adjust as we go for the benefit and long-term success of the garden.  Follow our garden blog for updates:  BLOG

We also have links to two websites for more in-depth information on the vegetation.  The common names column is linked to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center where you can find information about the plant.  The scientific name column links to the Alabama Plant Atlas.  The Alabama Plant Atlas is a joint effort by the Alabama Herbarium Consortium (AHC) and The University of West Alabama to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of plants that occur in the state of Alabama.

List of plants currently in our garden.
Common NamesScientific NameBloom ColorsNotes
Eastern Red Columbine, Wild Red ColumbineAquilegia canadensisRed, Pink, Yellow
Swamp MilkweedAsclepias incarnataPink, PurpleHost to Monarch & Queen Butterflies
White Swamp MilkweedAsclepias perennisWhite
Common WilkweedAsclepias syriacaWhite, Purple
Butterfly MilkweedAsclepias tuberosaOrange, YellowHost to Monarch, Queen and Grey Hairstreak Butterflies
Green Milkweed; Green Antelope HornAsclepias viridisWhite, Yellow, Green, PurpleAttracts butterflies
White Wild IndigoBaptisia albaWhiteAttracts native bees
Blue Wild Indigo, Blue False IndigoBaptisia australisBlue, PurpleAttracts native bees
American BeautyberryCallicarpa americanaPale pinkAttracts Birds & Butterflies
Grass Pink OrchidCalopogon tuberosusPink, White
Green And GoldChrysogonum virginianumYellowGround Cover
Weak Stemed Leather Flower; Vase VineClematis viornaRed, Purple
Scarlet Calamint, Scarlet Wild BasilClinopodium coccineumRedAttracts Hummingbirds
Coastal Sweet PepperbushClethra alnifoliaWhiteAttracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Lobed Tickseed, Early Coreopsis, Eared Coreopsis, Dwarf TickseedCoreopsis auriculataYellowAttracts Birds and Butterflies
Leavenworth's Tickseed, Common TickseedCoreopsis leavenworthiiYellow
Tracy's SundewDrosera tracyiPink
Purple ConeflowerEchinacea purpureaPurpleAttract butterflies and hummingbirds
Elephant's FootElephantopus tomentosusPale purple, pale pink
Rattlesnake MasterEryngium yuccifoliumWhite
Coral Bean, Cherokee BeanErythrina herbaceaCoralAttracts Hummingbirds
Jerusalem Artichoke, SunchokeHelianthus tuberosusYellow
Golden St. John's Wort; Cedar Glade St. John's WortHypericum FrondosumYellow
Zigzag Iris - LouisianaIris brevicaulisYellow, Purple, White, Blue
Wood Iris, Crested irisIris cristataWhite
Small's BogbuttonLachnocaulon minus
Blazing StarLiatris spicataPink, Purple, Red, WhiteHost to Glorious Flower Moth (Schinia gloriosa)
Cardinal FlowerLobelia cardinalisRedAttractsBirds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Coral HoneysuckleLonicera sempervirensRed, YellowHost to Spring Azure, Snowberry Clearwing Moth
Sunshine Mimosa, PowderpuffMimosa strigillosaPink
Partridge BerryMitchella repensWhiteRed berries
Eastern BergamotMonarda fistulosaLavenderAttracts Birds , Butterflies , Hummingbirds
Eustis Lake Penstemon, Eustis Lake Beardtongue, Slender Penstemon, Slender BeardtonguePenstemon australisPink, Purple
Wild Blue Phlox, Louisiana PhloxPhlox divaricataWhite, Red, Pink, PurpleFlowers attract butterflies, including swallowtails, gray hairstreaks, and western pygmy blues.
Fall Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead, Virginia Lions-heartPhysostegia virginianaWhite, Pink, PurpleAttracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Orange ConeflowerRudbeckia fulgidaOrange, YellowAttracts Birds
Black-eyed Susan, Common Black-eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaYellowHost to Gorgone Checkerspot, Bordered Patch butterfly
Green-Headed ConeflowerRubeckia laciniataYellow
Azure Blue SageSalvia azureaBlue, White
Purple Pitcher PlantSarracenia rosea
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumPurple fruitLarval Host: Ottoe skipper, Indian Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Dusted Skipper, Cobweb butterfly, Dixie Skipper
Sticky CatchflySilene carolinianaPink
Blue Note Grass / Blue Eyed GrassSisyrinchium angustifoliumBlue
Blue-stemmed GoldenrodSolidago caesiaYellowAttracts Birds and Butterflies
Ladies Tresses OrchidSpiranthes cernuaWhite
Stokes AsterStokesia laevisWhite, Blue, PurpleAttracts Butterflies
Blue Wood AsterSymphyotrichum cordifoliumWhite, Pink, Blue, Purple
White Heath AsterSymphyotrichum ericoidesWhite
Purple Dome Aster - dwarf variant of New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaePurple
Aromatic AsterSymphyotrichum oblongifoliumPurple, Violet
Forked Blue CurlsTrichostema dichotomumBlue, Purple
Darrow's BlueberryVaccinium darrowiiWhite, Pink
Culver's RootVeronicastrum virginicumWhite, Pink
Common Blue VioletViola sororiaPurple
Hybrid Pitcher Plants
Scarlet Belle Pitcher PlantSarracenia leucophylla x S. psittacinaRed
Red Catesby Pitcher PlantSarracenia flava x S. purpurea
Judith Hindle Pitcher PlantSarracenia flava x S. purpurea x S. leucophylla