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 cardinalisRedAttracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Coral HoneysuckleLonicera sempervirensRed, YellowHost to Spring Azure, Snowberry Clearwing Moth
Sunshine Mimosa, PowderpuffMimosa strigillosaPink 
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 Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange, Yellow

Attracts 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 Orchid

Spiranthes 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