By planting native flowers, shrubs and trees you are helping to provide critical food sources and habitat for declining populations of monarch butterflies, bees and other pollinators, as well as providing protective shelter and food for local wildlife.

Want to get some help starting your backyard garden? Free native seed packets, provided by Cincinnati Nature Center's Center for Conservation, are available ONLY at local Graeter's and LaRosa's locations. Pick up a packet today, while supplies last!

Great plants for POLLINATORS

Achillea (Yarrow)
Apocynum (Dogbane)
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Aronia (Chokeberry)
Asclepias (Milkweed)
Callicarpa (Beautyberry)
Cephalanthus (Buttonbush)
Corepsis (Tickseed)
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Erigeron (Daisy Fleabane)
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)
Filipendula (Meadowsweet)
Helenium (Sneezeweed)
Helianthus (Sunflower)
Hydrangea arborescens
Liatris (Blazing Star)
Lobellia (Cardinal Flower)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Penstemon (Beard Tongue)
Physocarpus opulifolius (Ninebark)
Rhus (Sumac)
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
Sambucus (Elderberry)
Solidago (Goldenrod)
Vaccinium (Blueberry)
Veronicastrum (Culver’s Root)
Vernonia (Ironweed)