Pollinator Planting Guide Cards - by Ecoregion
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Alaska Pollinator Planting Card (2-sided)
Planting Guide for your native pollinator garden
Use the arrangement below to have a continous garden - spring, summer, & fall
This card applies to: Alaska
This card includes an illustration of a 3'x6' garden bed with a mixture of nine pollinator-friendly plants.
The flower bed is set up with flowers for spring, summer, and fall. Arrange plants shorter on outside of plot.
Flowers include: American pasqueflower (summer), chives (fall), broadleaf arnica (spring), woolly geranium (spring), alpine sweetvetch (summer), Jacob's ladder (fall), tall bluebells (summer), fireweed (fall), bunchberry (spring)
This card was produced by the following partners:
North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institute, and Pollinator Partnership.
Follow these steps to create your beautiful native pollinator garden
1. Identify your garden spot:
- Find a 3'x6' plot that gets 6+ hours of sun.
- Have a larger area? Include more choices and clump the same species together.
- Remove or smother existing lawn or vegetation.
2. Buy plants at a local native plant nursery, if possible.
- Arrange plants with different seasonal blooms in your plot.
- Dig holes twice as large as each plant's pot.
- Remove the plant from the pot, loosen the roots, place it in the hole, backfill, tamp soil, and water.
- Mulch plot to depth <1 inch="" />
4. Maintain your garden:
- Water to keep moist throughout the first two weeks, then as needed or when plants droop.
- Weed as needed.
- Avoid using insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides.
- Be patient - your garden may take a few years to fully establish and fill in!
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Native Plant Options
*Your state’s native plant society can recommend additional locally appropriate native species. See North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Ecoregional Planting Guides for additional information: www.pollinator.org/guides
Season - Spring
First options: wild iris [purple bloom] (Iris setosa), bunchberry [white bloom] (Cornus canadensis), woolley geranium [purple bloom] (Geranium erianthum)
Second options: American milkvetch [white bloom] (Astragalus americanus), northern yellow locoweed [yellow bloom] (Oxytropis campestris), broadleaf arnica [yellow bloom] (Arnica latifolia)
Season - Summer
First options: shooting star [pink bloom] (Dodecatheon pulchellum), American pasqueflower [purple bloom] (Pulsatilla patens), western columbine [yellow bloom] (Aquilegia formosa)
Second options: Jacob's ladder [purple bloom] (Polemonium acutiflorum), alpine sweetvetch [pink bloom] (Hedysarum alpinum), tall bluebells [blue bloom] (Mertensia paniculata)
Season - Fall
First options: arctic goldenrod [yellow bloom] (Solidago multiradiata), yarrow [white bloom] (Achillea millefolium), chives [purple bloom] (Allium schoenoprasum), Siberian aster [purple bloom] (Eurybia sibirica), fireweed [pink bloom] (Chamerion angustifolium), mountain larkspur [purple bloom] (Delphinium glaucum)
Last updated: July 13, 2022