2021 Pollinator Garden Plant Sale!

We are having a small flower sale for 2021.

Plant species and amounts are limited. Please see the list below.

To pay in advance, please scroll to the bottom of the page and look for “Your Shopping Cart”. Otherwise, we do accept cash or check at the time of your scheduled pick-up time.

Please confirm your order via email BEFORE you pay for it here. We need to check our stock levels first.

Interested in planting native plants in your garden at home? Want to help local birds, insects, and the local environment?

The Iron Hill Museum & Science Center offers several types of native plants directly from our gardens. Many of the plants on sale are propagated from hardy, well-established rootstock by Debbie Keese and Robin Broomall. All of the proceeds from the plant sale benefit the garden areas, the museum, and the science center.

Why native plants?

  • They are highly adapted to local growing conditions.
  • Many of them require less water and no fertilizer.
  • The flowers directly benefit our local birds, bees, and butterflies.
  • They help preserve the local ecology.

Please contact ahead of time for information or inquiries about buying plants. director@ironhillsciencecenter.org. Payment ahead of time can be found at the bottom of the page. *

Prices depend on plant type.


Lists below have limited amounts available.

YOUR SHOPPING CART (Pay ahead option)

Please use the buttons next to each flower description to add to your cart. EMAIL your order, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at director@ironhillsciencecenter.org

Just a reminder, if you are ordering online, confirm your order via email BEFORE you pay for it here. We have to check our stock levels first.

Species Common Name Notes Color Height Width Order
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Woodland or garden shade to partial shade. Moist, rich soil. Plant rhizome. Herbaceous perennial. Spreads quickly as groundcover. Purple, green, white 6-12” 6-12” Sold Out
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Full sun. Attracts Monarch butterflies, draught tolerant, sweet smell Pink 3-5’ 8-12” Temporarily Out of Stock. Please check later this summer.
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Woodland shade or partial shade. Low-growing perennial, forming mat of foliage. Quickly spreading groundcover. Spring Blooming. Purple 2-8” 6-12”
Liatris spicata Blazing Star Full sun to part shade. Pollinator attractor. Draught tolerant. Plant corms 2-3” below soil. Purple 1-4’ 1-5’
Lobelia cardinalis Red Cardinal Flower Full/part sun, low maintenance, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies Scarlet Red 2-4’ 2-3’ Sold Out
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia Deer resistant, full/part sun Blue 2-3’ 18”
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon Fern Partial sun/shade. Does best in wet soil. Fertile cinnamon colored fronds of the center of the plant. 2-5’ 2-3’ Sold Out
Pakera aurea Golden Groundsel Full shade/full sun. Perennial. Easy to grow groundcover, deer-resistant and smothers weeds. Yellow composite flowers 12” 12”
Pernstemen digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue Full sun, draught tolerant, deer & rabbit resistance. Pollinator and hummingbird favorite. Dense clusters of white flowers 3-5’ 12-18”
Pycanthemum muticum Clustered Mountain Mint Full/part sun, pollinator favorite Pink 2-3’ 18”-2’ Sold Out
Rubeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan (comes Gallon only) Full sun, low maintance Yellow to Orange Yellow 2-3’ 1-2’

More Items!

Item Name Price Order
Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Iron Weed) $6.00
Eupatorium hyssopifolium (Hysso-leaved Thoroughwort) $6.00
Wren House $25.00
Bat Nursery $150.00
Insect Collecting Net $4.00

The pictures below show the range of plants we have for our plant sale.


We will offer seeds for a limited time. We are still building our seed library as of now. Check back for more choices.

Asclepias | Milkweed | deer and rabbit resistant; full sun | $1 per packet


Bird houses are commonly called nesting houses, because they provide protection from predators and the weather as well as shelter. Currently we have two kinds of bird houses available for purchase.

Wren Houses. $25 each.

Wrens are “cavity-nesting birds”. That means that some species will strictly build their own structures, some wren species will eagerly investigate artificial structures. House wrens and Carolina wrens will use birdhouses. For wrens, more open sites, including houses, will give them more opportunities to find just the right spot to settle down.


One of the most important natural insect repellents in our area that is mighty but small, are the mammals known as bats. Every year, hundreds of bats are dying from habitat loss, pesticide use, and White Nose Syndrome. Bats are threatened, and we should be looking at ways to help them. One way is to create and hang bat houses. We currently are selling the nationally recommended size bat house NURSERY.

Bat Nursery $150 each

This bat nursery was built in line to the specific design directions given by Bat Conservation International. Bat houses like this provide improved temperature gradients and may be especially useful in climates where daily temps fluctuate widely. Chambers can be removed easily by unscrewing the brackets for cleaning.

Insect Nets- $4 each

Beginning insect enthusiasts will have a lot of fun hunting with one of these telescoping butterfly nets. We do have options of colors, so when ordering, please indicate color choice.