waystation test

annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

This year I am proposing that each of us plant a concentrated patch of a Waystation in addition to other host and nectar plants we may already be growing using the Milkweed (10 plants of at least 2 kinds) and Primary Nectar (Goldenrod and Aster 2+ per Milkweed) with Secondary Nectar 2-4 plants on order from North Creek. I'm calling it the Waystation Kit for 2014 as outlined below. * indicates ordered plants from the Loudoun Wildlife recommended list.

2014 Monarch Waystation Kit

Host Milkweed (10 plant min of 2 species)
*Common Asclepias syriaca
*Swamp Asclepias incarnata
*ButterflyWeed Asclepias tuberosa
*Tropical Milkweed Asclepias currasavaca

Primary Nectar plants (2-4 per each milkweed)
*New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
*Narrow-leaved Goldenrod Solidago graminifolia
*Rough-stemmed Goldenrod Solidago rugosa
*Other Goldenrods and Asters

Secondary Nectar Plants (2 or more )
*Calico Aster Symphyotrichum laterifolum
*New York Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis
*Orange Coneflower Rudbeckia fulgida
*Dense Blazing Star Liatris spicata
Blue Mistflower Conoclinum coelestinum
Joe-Pye Weed (hollow stemmed) Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa
Narrow-leaved Mountain Mint Pycanthemum tenuifolium
Blackeyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
*Other

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