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and feature native plants grown in our nursery in Orono, Maine.
Our herbaceous plants are sold in #1 (gallon) pots.
Native trees and woody shrubs are sold in larger pots
according to age and root requirements.
Find our native plants for sale at the
Orono and Bangor Farmers' Markets May-October.
Native Gardens of Blue Hill Spring & Fall Plant Sales and
Wild Ones Midcoast Maine Chapter/Camden Native Plant Celebration and Sale
Check our Calendar for details
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BUTTERFLY WEED (Asclepias tuberosa)
Sun: Full Sun
Soil: Well drained/Sandy/Drought Tolerant
Flower: Umbel of many small flowers
Bloom time: August-September
Height: 1-2 feet
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Special: Larval host Grey Hairstreak, Monarch
One of the Milkweeds and the most understatedly showiest of our native plants. Traditionally used as a medicinal by indigenous people. Deer resistant.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY | #1 (gallon)
Quote from "A Grower's Journey" by Ivonne Vazquez
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Bunchberry or Cornus canadensis in our nursery in 2022. Image by IVazquez