These perennials are great pollinators in a mid-tall height. They are easy to grow and are perfect for the hot areas in full sun that need little care once established. All native plants or nativars meaning a natural variant has been found in the wild and brought into cultivation.
Achillea (Yarrow) comes in many colors and has feathery foliage. Most commonly seen in yellow, this bloom last through much of the summer season.
Coreopsis (Tickseed) yellows, reds and pinks. Great for mass plantings and borders. Blooms early summer on and off until first frost.
Echinacea – (Coneflower) comes in a wide range of colors and heights. These are popular for good reasons, blooming for months and great for cut flowers. Blooms July through September.
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) Various shades of red, yellow, orange or peach blooming from early summer to fall.
Panicum (switchgrass) a beautiful ornamental grass that is tough enough to thrive in any sunny spot.
Rudbeckia (black eyed susan) provides that brilliant late season burst of bright yellow that lasts into the fall season.
Zizia (golden alexander) a lesser known golden beauty that will host the black swallowtail butterfly. This is an early bloomer in May or June.