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Shade Garden Kit

  • $ 3500


This is a kit of 10 plants that can give you an easy way to add wildlife-welcoming natives to a shady spot in your existing or new garden. You can supplement a kit with other shade plants as well.

If you want us to donate $8 to an Oak Park or River Forest school (like a Shop & Share fundraiser), please put the school name in the 'Instructions to seller' box once you view your cart before checkout.

Kit contains:

--2 Wild Columbine whose attractive red and yellow flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies and moths in the early summer.

--2 Wild Ginger plants, which act as a low-growing ground cover, with unique reddish brown flowers pollinated by ants.

--2 Common Oak (Pen) Sedge, a delightful light green spring-flowering short grass-like plant that will spread slowly.

--2 Wild Geranium, a spring-blooming, pink-flowered beautiful true Geranium.

--1 plant each of Broad-leaved Goldenrod and Short's Aster provide the extremely important fall nectar/pollen sources migrating Monarchs (& others) need.

Kit costs $40. You save up to $10 over the cost of purchasing plants individually

Light: Partial sun to shade

Soil: Medium/well-drained

Height: 0.5 - 2.5 feet

Blooms:  June-October

PLEASE NOTE: Pickup is June 2nd at Euclid Methodist Church parking lot, 405 S Euclid in Oak Park, 10am-2pm!

Plant ASAP in a spot that is mostly shade or at least not full sun. Water them every few days for the first month, or as needed to keep fairly most, depending on precipitation and other weather conditions.
Transplants need care for the first growing season. Mulch and regular weeding are also required until plants fill in. Visit westcook.wildones.org for more information on our Wildlife Corridor project.

See the individual plant pages for more information and photos.

Photo credit: Illinois Wildflowers, Midwest Groundcovers.