The Madison Community Garden has a perennial flower garden for the purpose of attracting pollinating insects. The pollinator garden is made up of three garden beds and is straight ahead as you walk through the garden gates.
There is increasing evidence that pollinating insects are on the decline, which in turn can reduce crop yields. As a result, there has been interest in planting pollinator gardens which can provide a diversity of pollen and nectar for insects. Birds such as hummingbirds and goldfinches also benefit from these gardens.
|Bloom Period||Height||Flower Color||Native|
Leucanthemum x superbum
|July - September||24" - 36"||White||Native|
|Joe Pye Weed
|August - September||48" - 84"||Purple||Native|
|July - August||36" - 48"||Red||Native|
|Blue Flag Iris
|May - June||24" - 36"||Blue Purple||Native|
Oenothera fruticose L.
|June||18" - 24"||Yellow||Native|
|Pink Showy Primrose
|June - July||12" - 24"||Pink||Not Native
(Native to SW US/Mexico)
|New Jersey Tea
|July - August||24" - 36"||White||Native|
|June - August||36" - 60"||Purple||Native|
|New England Aster
|September - October||36" - 60"||Purple||Native|
|May - June||36" - 48"||Blue||Native|
Achillea millefolium L.
|June - September||24" - 36"||White/Red||Native|
|Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
S. spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’
|July - September||20" - 24"||Pink/Orange||Not Native
(Native to Eurasia)
|June - August||12" - 36"||Purple||Not Native
(Native to Europe / W. Asia / N. Africa)
|June - August||24" - 48"||Purple||Native|
|Black Eyed Susan
|July - September||24" - 48"||Purple||Native|
|June - September||18" - 24"||Yellow||Native|
|July - September||24" - 48"||Red||Native|
|June - August||24" - 60"||Purplish Pink||Native|
|May - June||12" - 18"||Pink||Native|
>> http://www.npsnj.org/index.html (Native Plant Society of NJ)