2023 Pollinator Garden Plant Sale!

We are having a small flower sale for 2023.

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

Cash & carry for the 2023 plant sale. Most plants are $5 or under per pot.

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 2023 plant sale benefits the rebuilding of the African American History Trail.

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 only taken day of event. We will not be doing holds on plants. It’s first come first serve.

Prices depend on plant type.


Lists below have limited amounts available.

Just a reminder, no online orders this year.

SpeciesCommon NameNotesColorHeight Width
Asarum canadenseWild GingerFull shade. Medium soil moisture. Brownish-purple6-8″6″
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue LobeliaDeer resistant, full/part sunBlue2-3′18″
Pakera aureaGolden GroundselFull shade/full sun. Perennial. Easy to grow groundcover, deer-resistant and smothers weeds.Yellow Composite flowers12″12″
Pycanthemum muticumClustered Mountain MintFull/part sun, pollinator favoritePink3′18″-2′
Rubeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan Full sun, low maintenance Yellow to Orange Yellow2-3′1-2′
Vernonia noveboracensisNew York Iron WeedFull sun, moist soil (can flourish in dry soil once mature)Reddish-purple5-8′4-8′

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


Bird houses are commonly called nesting houses, because they provide protection from predators and the weather as well as shelter.

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.

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.