Northwest Card

Pollinator Planting Guide Cards - by Ecoregion

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The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign’s Selecting Plants for Pollinators Task Force developed these cards to help homeowner’s design and install small native pollinator gardens.


Northwest Region Pollinator Planting Card (2-sided) 

Northwest Region Pollinator Card (front) Northwest Region Pollinator Card (front)

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Northwest Region Pollinator Card (front)

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Northwest Region Pollinator Card (back)

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Side 1:
Planting Guide for your native pollinator garden

Use the arrangement below to have a continous garden - spring, summer, fall

Northwest Region States that this card applies to: ID, OR, WA

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: Douglas aster (fall), Oregon sunshine (summer), redflower currant (spring), Western coneflower (fall), showy milkweed (summer), Oregon grape (spring), mountain monardella (summer), common yarrow (spring), West coast goldenrod (fall)

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.

Side 2:

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.

3. Plant!
- 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!

Add your garden:

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:

Season - Spring
First options: common yarrow [white bloom] (Achillea millefolium), Oregon grape [yellow bloom] (Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium), redlfower currant [red bloom] (Ribes sanguineum)
Second options: wax current [white bloom] (Ribes cereum), common yarrow [white bloom] (Achillea millefolium), threadleaf phacelia [purple bloom] (Phacelia linearis)

Season - Summer
First options: showy/narrowlead milkweed [pink bloom] (Asclepias speciosa/A. fascicularis), Oregon sunshine [yellow bloom] (Eriophyllum lanatum), mountain monardella [purple bloom] (Monardella odoratissima)
Second options: showy/narrowlead milkweed [pink bloom] (Asclepias speciosa/A. fascicularis), sulpher buckwheat [yellow bloom] (Eriogonum umbellatum), scarlet gilia [red bloom] (Ipomopsis aggregata)

Season - Fall
First options: Western coneflower [purple bloom] (Rudbeckia occidentalis), West coast goldenrod [yellow bloom] (Solidago elongata), Douglas aster [purple bloom] (Symphyotrichum subspicatum), rubber rabbitbrush [yellow bloom] (Ericameria nauseosa), Canada goldenrod [yellow bloom] (Solidago canadensis), common sunflower [yellow bloom] (Helianthus annuus)
Second options: cardinal flower, wrinkleleaf goldenrod, white turtlehead

Last updated: April 15, 2022


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