A small number of native plant plugs will be available to the Knox congregation and VBS family, April and May, at a cost of $2.00/plug. Pick up will be at the church. Quantities may be limited so sign up sooner rather than later.
VBS sign up will be at entry desk.
Knox members and friends, send email to Cindy W. Your order is confirmed when
Cindy returns your email. Payment is when plugs are received/delivered.
Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata – HOST PLANT for MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
Grows 3’-5’ tall depending on sun light and moisture. Very
adaptable, sun loving plant that grows in partial shade too. Grows most anywhere.
Does not need a swamp. It is fairly drought tolerant. Available mid May.
Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa – MONARCH Butterfly HOST PLANT
Needs full sun, regular dry soil without fertilizers. Grows 2 feet tall and needs a1 ½ -2 ft spread.
Blooms all summer. Available mid May.
Lance leaf Coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata – pollinator favorite
Grows 2’-3’ tall with an equal spread. Grows in full sun, adapts of all fairly well drained soil, is
drought resistant. Plants host several types of moth caterpillars. Finches and other songbirds
feed on the ripe seed. Available mid April
New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus
New Jersey tea grows up to 3’, grows best in full sun/light shade, well drained average to dry
soil, drought tolerant, host plant for Spring and Summer Azure and Eastern Tailed
Blue butterflies. Available early May