Full Sun Pollinator Garden Kit


Turn that sunny piece of your property into a haven for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. This kit features several New Jersey native species that love the sun, including one grass to help balance out your garden.

The kits include enough plants to fill a 25 square-foot bed (5′ x 5′) for just $49.

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We have 40 million acres of turf grass in the U.S. That’s 40 million acres of wasted space. Turn that sunny piece of property into a haven for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, and you’ll see begin to see results immediately.

This kit features several native perennials that love the sun and are generally drought-tolerant, including one ornamental grass to help balance out your garden.  We chose species that are easy to grow (no green thumb required!) and that, together, will offer beautiful blooms throughout the growing season.

The kits include 25 individual plants, and will fill 25 square-foot bed (5′ x 5′). Each plant comes as a landscape plug, about 2 inches across and 5 deep. These small starter plants are an economical way to establish a garden from scratch at a fraction of the cost of buying full-sized plants. All kits contain 5 specimens of each species and include a sample plan for your garden.

Kits must be ordered by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd and will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 11th (just in time for Mother’s Day).

New Jersey Native Pollinator Sun Garden Kit Includes:

Foxglove Beardtounge – Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’

Blooms: May-June
Height: 2-3 feet
This early blooming wildflower provides nectar for bees and even hummingbirds.  This selection has maroon foliage and pinkish-white flowers. Purplish green rosettes will form an evergreen groundcover around the base of the plants.

Purple Coneflower – Echinacea pupurea

Blooms: June-August
Height: 2-4 feet
This is a classic meadow and prairie flower. Frequently visited by butterflies in the summer and birds in the fall (goldfinches love the seeds), purple coneflowers are easy to grow, and thrives in a wide variety of soils and light conditions.

Wild Bergamot (a.k.a. Bee Balm) – Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’

Blooms: June-August
Height: 2-4 feet
A major pollinator magnet, attracting native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.  Unlike some Monardas, this variety is resistant to powdery mildew.  After the bloom period ends, the seed heads look great as structural elements through the fall and winter.

Black-Eyed Susan – Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida

Blooms: August-October
Height: 2-3 feet
Sprays of bright yellow flowers lasting well into the fall provide nectar and seed for butterflies and birds, respectively.   There are several species commonly called black-eyed Susan – this one is among the hardiest, is reliably perennial, and has the longest bloom time.

Little Bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium

Height: 2-4 feet
A warm season perennial grass that can handle a wide range of conditions, especially hot and dry. Small, delicate, purplish-blue-bronze flowers, which appear in August. Leaf blades are blue at the base, turning green at the tip. Dried seed heads are silvery-white and offer winter interest.