Planting for Pollinators in Minnetonka — Design Your Own Tray


The City of Minnetonka presents Planting for Pollinators in Minnetonka. We are pleased to join MNL to offer this online sale of native plants to benefit pollinators in our community.
Design your very own, custom tray of 36 native plants.

Each tray comes with six plants of each species selected.  If you’d like more than six of a certain species, simply choose that species more than once!

Not sure which plants to chose?  Learn more about each species in the description below.

**Minnetonka property owners are eligible for a discount through this initiative. See below for details.

Free shipping on all live plant purchases.

Planting for Pollinators in Minnetonka – Design Your Own Tray

Thanks for purchasing native plants for your Minnetonka property! Many plants on this list are pollinator superfoods “Superfoods”, providing especially high-nutrition pollen and/or nectar that appeals to Monarch Butterflies, Rusty Patched Bumble Bees and many other pollinators. Others are host plants, providing food for caterpillars and other insects during their early life stages.

We encourage you to include one or more species of Milkweed in your planting.  Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, and Butterfly Milkweed, and Whorled Milkweed are all Milkweed varieties available in this sale.  Milkweed attracts a wonderful variety of pollinators, but is especially important for Monarch Butterflies–this is the only food Monarch caterpillars eat!

Each plant tray will be packaged in it’s own box and delivered right to your door.  You will be notified before your plants are shipped so you’ll know when to expect delivery.

Out of stock species are designated as **Temporarily Unavailable**. We update this list frequently as we continue to produce plants throughout the growing season and our inventory is constantly changing.  Check back often for the most current availability.

Species currently available for order but not ready for shipment are designated **Coming Soon**.  Please allow extra time for delivery on any Design Your Own Tray orders including this species.  

**Note:  Minnetonka property owners are eligible for a discount through this initiative. Before purchasing, contact Christine Petersen at and provide your address and zip code to receive a promotional code. One per household, while funding lasts.


Common NameScientific NamePlant TypeMoisture LightHeightBloom Color Bloom Season
YarrowAchillea millefoliumForbDryFull Sun, Part Shade12-36"WhiteSummer
Sweet FlagAcorus americanusForbWet, MoistFull Sun24-72"GreenSummer
Fragrant Giant HyssopAgastache foeniculumForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-48"PurpleSummer, Fall
(False Indigo) **Temporarily Unavailable**Amorpha fruticosaLegumeDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade36-144"PurpleSummer
(Sweetgrass ) **Temporarily Unavailable**Anthoxanthum hirtumGrassMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-36"Brown Summer
(Prairie Sage) **Temporarily Unavailable**Artemisia ludovicianaForbDryFull Sun12-36"White/YellowSummer, Fall
Swamp MilkweedAsclepias incarnataForbMoist, WetFull Sun12-60"PinkSummer, Fall
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-48"Pink/PurpleSummer
Butterfly Milkweed **Coming Soon**
Asclepias tuberosaForbDry, MoistFull Sun12-36"OrangeSummer, Fall
(Whorled Milkweed) **Temporarily Unavailable**Asclepias verticillataForbDryFull Sun12-36"WhiteSummer, Fall
(Canada Milk Vetch) **Temporarily Unavailable**Astragalus canadensisLegumeDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade12-48"White Summer
Sideoats GramaBouteloua curtipendulaGrassDry, MoistFull Sun12-36"TanSummer
Blue Grama **Coming Soon**Bouteloua gracilisGrassDryFull Sun, Part Shade8-24"Purple/BrownSummer, Fall
Prairie BromeBromus kalmiiGrassDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-36"Tan Summer, Fall
Blue Joint GrassCalamagrostis canadensisGrassMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade24-60"TanSummer
Bebb's Oval SedgeCarex bebbiiSedge Moist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade24-36"Green, BrownSummer
Bicknell's SedgeCarex bicknelliiSedgeDry, MoistFull Sun12-48"Green, BrownSummer
(Plains Oval Sedge) **Temporarily Unavailable**Carex breviorSedgeDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade 12-40"Green, BrownSummer
(Woolly Sedge) **Temporarily Unavailable**Carex pellitaSedgeMoist, WetFull Sun12-48"Green, BrownSummer
Pointed Broom SedgeCarex scopariaSedgeMoist, WetFull Sun24-42"BrownSummer
(Awl Fruited Sedge) **Temporarily Unavailable**Carex stipataSedgeMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-36"BrownSummer
Tussock SedgeCarex strictaSedgeMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade24-60"Green, BrownSummer
Fox SedgeCarex vulpinoideaSedgeMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-36"Green, BrownSummer
Hill's ThistleCirsium hilliiForbDryFull Sun12-24"PurpleSummer
Lance-leaf CoreopsisCoreopsis lanceolataForb Dry, MoistFull Sun12-36"YellowSpring, Summer
Prairie CoreopsisCoreopsis palmataForbDry, MoistFull Sun 12-36"YellowSummer
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaLegumeDryFull Sun12-36"WhiteSummer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea purpureaLegumeDry, MoistFull Sun12-36"PurpleSummer
Flat Topped AsterDoellingeria umbellataForbMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade24-84"White Summer, Fall
Prairie CinquefoilDrymocallis argutaForbDryFull Sun, Part Shade12-36"WhiteSummer
Narrow-leaved ConeflowerEchinacea angustifoliaForb DryFull Sun12-24"PurpleSummer, Fall
Pale Purple ConeflowerEchinacea pallidaForbDry, MoistFull Sun24-36"Purple/PinkSpring, Summer
Canada Wild RyeElymus canadensisGrassDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade12-60"TanSummer
Silky Wild RyeElymus villosusGrassDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade12-48"TanSummer
Virginia Wild RyeElymus virginicusGrassDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade12-48"TanSummer, Fall
BonesetEupatorium perfoliatumForbMoist, WetFull Sun 24-48"WhiteSummer, Fall
Joe-pye WeedEutrochium maculatumForb Moist, WetFull Sun24-84"Pink/PurpleSummer
Blanketflower **Coming Soon**Gaillardia aristataForbDryFull Sun12-48"Yellow/RedSpring, Summer
Reed Manna GrassGlyceria grandisGrassMoist, WetFull Sun36-60"TanSummer, Fall
Fowl Manna GrassGlyceria striataGrassMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-48"TanSummer, Fall
SneezeweedHelenium autumnaleForbMoist, WetFull Sun24-60"YellowFall
Maximilian's SunflowerHelianthus maximilianiForbDry, MoistFull Sun36-120"YellowSummer, Fall
Stiff Sunflower **Coming Soon**Helianthus pauciflorusForbDryFull Sun24-60"YellowSummer, Fall
(Common Ox-eye) **Temporarily Unavailable**Heliopsis helianthoidesForbDry, MoistFull Sun24-60"YellowSummer, Fall
(Prairie Alumroot) **Temporarily Unavailable**Heuchera richardsoniiForbDryFull Sun, Part Shade12-24"Green/RedSpring, Summer
June GrassKoeleria macranthaGrassDryFull Sun, Part Shade12-24"TanSummer
(Round-headed Bushclover) **Temporarily Unavailable**Lespedeza capitataForbDryFull Sun24-60"White/GreenSummer, Fall
Meadow Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade12-48"PurpleSummer, Fall
Dotted Blazing StarLiatris punctataForbDryFull Sun12-24"PurpleSummer, Fall
Prairie Blazing StarLiatris pycnostachyaForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-60"PurpleSummer, Fall
Cardinal Flower **Coming Soon**Lobelia cardinalisForbMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-60"RedSummer
(Great Blue Lobelia) **Temporarily Unavailable**Lobelia siphiliticaForbMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-48"Purple/BlueSummer, Fall
(Wild Lupine) **Temporarily Unavailable**Lupinus perennisForbDryFull Sun, Part Shade8-24"Purple/BlueSpring
Winged LoosestrifeLythrum alatumForbMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-48"Purple/PinkSummer
Monkey FlowerMimulus ringensForbMost, WetFull Sun, Part Shade12-36"PurpleSummer
Wild Bergamot **Coming Soon**Monarda fistulosaForbDry, MoistFull Sun24-48"PurpleSummer
(Spotted Bee Balm) **Temporarily Unavailable**Monarda punctataForbDryFull Sun24-36"White/Yellow/PinkSummer
Smooth Penstemon **Coming Soon**Penstemon digitalisForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-60"WhiteSummer
Slender Penstemon Penstemon gracilisForbDryFull Sun12-24"PurpleSpring
(Self Heal) **Temporarily Unavailable**Prunella vulgarisForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade6-12"PurpleSummer, Fall
Mountain MintPycnanthemum virginianumForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-36"WhiteSummer
(Long-headed Coneflower) **Temporarily Unavailable**Ratibida columniferaForb Dry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade36-48"YellowSummer
Yellow ConeflowerRatibida pinnataForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade36-60"YellowSummer
Brown-eyed SusanRudbeckia trilobaForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-60"YellowSummer, Fall
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrassDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-36"Purple/BrownSummer, Fall
Hardstem BulrushSchoenoplectus acutusRushEmergent, WetFull Sun48-84"BrownSummer, Fall
Softstem BulrushSchoenoplectus tabernaemontaniRushEmergent, WetFull Sun24-60"BrownSummer, Fall
Green BulrushScirpus atrovirensRushMoist, WetFull Sun36-60"BrownSummer
Compass PlantSilphium laciniatumForbDry, MoistFull Sun60-120"YellowSummer, Fall
Cup PlantSilphium perfoliatumForbMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade60-84"YellowSummer
Upland White GoldenrodSolidago ptarmicoidesForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade12-24"WhiteSummer, Fall
Riddell's GoldenrodSolidago riddelliiForbMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade24-40"YellowFall
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForbDry, MoistFull Sun36-48"YellowFall
Showy GoldenrodSolidago speciosaForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade36-60"YellowFall
Indian GrassSorghastrum nutansGrassDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade60-84"RustFall
Prairie CordgrassSpartina pectinataGrassMoist, WetFull Sun60-96"TanFall
MeadowsweetSpiraea albaShrubMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade36-60"WhiteSummer
SteeplebushSpiraea tomentosaShrubMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade24-48"PinkSummer
Heath AsterSymphyotrichum ericoidesForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade36-48"WhiteFall
Smooth Blue Aster **Coming Soon**Symphyotrichum laeveForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade36-48"LavenderFall
Calico AsterSymphyotrichum lateriflorumForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade36-48"WhiteFall
New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliaeForbMoist, WetFull Sun, Part Shade60-84"PurpleFall
Sky Blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-36"LavenderFall
(Hoary Vervain) **Temporarily Unavailable**Verbena strictaForbDry, MoistFull Sun12-36"Purple/BlueSummer
IronweedVernonia fasciculataForbMoist, WetFull Sun36-72"PurpleSummer, Fall
Culver's Root **Coming Soon**Veronicastrum virginicumForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade48-60"WhiteSummer
Golden Alexanders **Coming Soon**Zizia aureaForbDry, MoistFull Sun, Part Shade24-36"YellowSpring, Summer