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Native plant sale at WBU Barrie - Sunday June 4, 2017

Once again, Return of the Native is happy to partner with Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie for a one-day native plant sale.

Birds benefit greatly from a garden well-stocked with native plants that will provide the kinds of seeds, berries, insects and cover they have adapted to over millennia.

The sale runs from 11am to 2pm, Sunday June 4 2017 at WBU Barrie, 515 Bryne Drive, Unit B, Barrie, ON L4N 9P7.

Below is a list of the plants that will be available, organized by growing conditions and height. All are bird-friendly, bee-friendly, butterfly-friendly and have not had any pesticides or chemicals applied. They are easy-to-grow hardy perennials and will thrive in average soils.

Three plants for $12.00.

1 Attracts Hummingbirds
2 Larval Host Plant
3 Seed for Birds
4 Pollinator Plant

Sun, low-growing
Field Pussytoes Antennaria neglecta
White, ground cover for sandy or poor soil 2, 3, 4
Nodding Wild Onion Allium cernuum
White-pink, clump-forming bulb 4

Sun or part sun, medium height
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum
Lavender, fragrant, clump-forming 1, 2, 3, 4
Dense Blazing Star Liatris spicata
Blue-violet spikes, clump-forming 1, 2, 3, 4
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana
Mauve spikes, spreads 1, 2, 4
Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
Pink, bronze centre, clump-forming 1, 2, 3, 4
Virginia Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum
White with purple dots, spreads 2, 3, 4
Wild Bergamot Bee Balm Monarda fistulosa
Mauve, spreads 1, 2, 4

Sun, tall
Oswego Tea Bee Balm Monarda didyma
Red, spreads 1, 2, 4
Spotted Joe Pye Weed Eutrochium maculatum
Pink, needs some moisture in the soil 1, 2, 3, 4

Shade, low-growing
Virginia Waterleaf Hydrophyllium virginicum
Silver-spotted leaves, mauve flowers, self-seeds 2, 4

Part Shade, medium
Zigzag Goldenrod Solidago flexicaulis
Yellow flowers on zig-zag stem, spreads 2, 3, 4
Arrow-leaf Aster Symphyotrichum urophyllum
White flowers in dense clusters, self-seeds 2, 3, 4

Part Shade, tall
Woodland Sunflower Helianthus divaricatus 2, 3, 4
Yellow, spreads 2, 3, 4