Tentative 2017 Plant List for Busy Bee Nursery


We are excited to announce our tentative list of plants for this year! The list may change slightly as the last of the seeds are still germinating. We are restarting a few species where we didn’t get good germination the first time so some of these may not be available until slightly later in the season. We plan to have a final list ready by May 1, but this will give everyone an idea of the plants we will be offering this year.

All of our plants have been grown from seed by us. If you have any questions or would like to reserve any plants, please contact us.

Tentative 2017 plant list for Busy Bee Nursery

Overwintered plants in 1 gallon containers

  • Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)
  • Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
  • Lance-leaved coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Pale-purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida)
  • Grey-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
  • Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  • Blazing star (Liatris spicata)
  • Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Wildflowers started this spring, 4 inch deep containers

  • Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Smooth aster (Aster laevis)
  • New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
  • Maryland golden aster (Chrysopis mariana)
  • White wild indigo (Baptisia alba)
  • Blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis)
  • Plains coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
  • White prairie clover (Dalea candida)
  • Purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea)
  • Rough sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)
  • Hoary mountain mint (Pycnanthemum incanum)
  • Hairy mountain mint (Pycnanthemum pilosum)
  • Slender mountain mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)
  • Azure blue sage (Salvia azurea)
  • Royal catchfly (Silene regia)
  • Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum)

Trees / shrubs started this spring, 1 gallon containers

  • Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
  • Chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
  • Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

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