Plant Sale

AdkAction’s Adirondack Pollinator Project is delighted to offer its 5th Annual Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Sale. Whether you plant a few plants or many, you will help rebuild the monarch butterfly population, attract hummingbirds, and strengthen native bee and moth populations.

This year we have carefully chosen 10 varieties of native flowering plants to benefit pollinators that live in the Adirondacks. We are growing the plants at the Uihlein Farm Greenhouse in Lake Placid, and you will be able to pick them up directly from the greenhouse! All plants will be ready to plant directly in your garden and are ready to thrive during their first season. Each plant has been carefully sourced or grown from seed to ensure that they have never come in contact with neonicotinoids (a class of insecticides that are harmful to pollinators).

*Please note: all plants available through this sale are grown naturally and are not treated with pesticides. As a result, they may have some insect damage, which is expected since these plants are safe for pollinators. Depending on growing conditions, we reserve the right to substitute similar plants or offer a refund at the time of pick-up to account for losses or other unforeseen issues. *

All proceeds will support the Adirondack Pollinator Project, a project of AdkAction in partnership with The Wild Center, and Paul Smith’s College.

Buy now, pick up in May or June

Plant Pick-Up will take place at the Uihlein Farm Greenhouse, 281 Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid, NY on May 28, June 18, and June 25. When ordering, please indicate the date you plan to pick up your plants!

Can a friend pick up my plants for me? Yes! We’ll send a reminder email prior to our plant pick-up days, including instructions for if you will have someone else picking up your plants. 

Can I buy more plants when picking up my order? Maybe! If we haven’t sold out, you may have the opportunity to buy more during our plant sale days at the greenhouse.

Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Sale

Thank you for supporting pollinator conservation efforts in the Adirondacks!

Blue Wood Aster

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Aster cordifolius

Blue Wood Aster is a woodland edge native with purple daisy-like flower and yellow centers. They have an upright and branched form in cultivation, growing up to 3 feet tall. There is quite a bit of variability in form and leaf shape, especially if other Aster spp. are nearby, but in general, their lower leaves are heart-shaped, or cordate, with upper leaves being ovate. Plant spreads by seed and rhizomotously in a vigorous manner making them an excellent plant en masse. It thrives in part sun to part shade but it can take a wide range of conditions, from dry to moist soils. For best flowering in the fall, ensure the plant receives at least 3 hours of sunlight each day.

Blue Wood Aster provides valuable habitat for butterfly and moth larvae and is a nectar source for bees, wasps, and butterflies. Its leaves are forage for many wild animals including wild turkey and Ruffled Grouse.

Image attribution: Sten Porse, license: CC-BY 3.0

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