Deer Resistant Native Plant Bloom Sequence

Plant Height Month May-Nov Characteristics
Cinnamon Fern 2-5 ft habitat for small birds, provides nesting material
Blue Mist Flower 1-3 ft B B B, S B, S S nectar-rich flower, attracts native pollinators
Broadleaf Cattail 9 ft B B S S provides nesting sites and seeds for birds and insects
Hollow Joe Pye Weed 4-7 ft B B B, S S S attractive to native bees and butterflies
New York Ironweed 4-7 ft B B B, S B, S S attracts butterflies and native pollinators
Swamp Rose Mallow 5-8 ft B B B B, S B, S S attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, songbirds
Blue Vervain 2-5 ft B B B B, S B, S S attracts butterflies, songbirds, moths
Swamp Milkweed 3-5 ft B B B hosts 10+ butterfly species Attracts monarch butterflies
Blue Lobelia 1-3 ft B B B attracts hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies
Cardinal Flower 2-4 ft B B B B attracts hummingbirds Hosts 5+ butterfly species
Foxglove Beardtongue 3-5 ft B B B attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, pollinators
Boneset 4-6 ft B B B, F small dry fruit, attracts butterflies, bees, pollinators
Spice Bush 6-10 ft B F F F F can bloom in April Attracts buterflies, birds
Sweet Pepperbush 3-8 ft B B B F F attracts hummingbirds Provides dry fruit in winter
Button Bush 6-15 ft B attracts hummingbirds, birds, butterflies, insects
American Holly 30+ ft B B F can bloom as early as April Red berries feed birds
Inkberry Holly 4-8 ft B B F attracts songbirds, native pollinators
Black Elderberry 5-12 ft B B F F attracts butterflies, birds, native insects

KEY B F S Herbaceous Perrenials
Blooming Fruiting Seeds Trees and Shrubs