Perimeter Planting

Gardeners maintaining the areas around the perimeter of the garden are encouraged to plant native pollinator plants. A list of plants approved by the Hill East Community Garden board is below.  The list was provided by the DC Department of Energy & Environment and can also be found here. Questions about perimeter plantings not on this list should be referred to the board for approval.

DC NATIVE POLLINATOR PLANTS

Common Name

Botanical Name

Flowers

Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
Yellow Wild Baptisia tinctoria
Partridge Pea Chamaecrista fasciculata
Showy Tick Desmodium canadense
Three-nerved Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium dubium
Common Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum
Purple-node Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum
Giant Sunflower Helianthus giganteus
Ox-eye Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides
Round-head Bush-Clover Lespedeza capitata
Dense Blazing-star Liatris spicata
Shaggy Blazing-star Liatris graminifolia
Great Blue Lobelia siphilitica
Wild Blue Lupinus perennis
Wild Bergamot (aka Bee Balm) Monarda fistulosa
Spotted Horsemint (aka Bee Balm) Monarda punctata
Beardtongue Penstemon digitalis
Bigleaf Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum muticum
Common Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Coneflower Echinacea angustifolia
Canada Goldenrod Solidago canadensis
Early Goldenrod Solidago juncea
New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Hairy Heath Aster Symphyotrichum pilosum
Spiderworts Tradescantia virginiana
Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
New York Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis
Golden Alexanders Zizia aurea
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans
Eastern Gamagrass Tripsacum dactyloides
Canada Wild-rye Elymus canadensis
Virginia Wild-rye Elymus virginicus