Germination of Native Pollinator Plants

Asked December 10, 2018, 2:40 PM EST

Hello! Do you have experience directly sowing Echinacea and/or Eutrochium in the spring? I would like to experiment with cold stratification and scarification this winter, but only if germination is likely! Otherwise, I'll wait until next fall. If these species won't work, do you have any other recommendations? Thank you! Erica

Cecil County Maryland native plants

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Erica. Here is an article with information about propagating echinacea: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/echinacea/
and another one about propagating eutrochium: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/rain-garden-plants-eutrochium-spp-joe-pye-weed/

Here is another Maryland Extension article with suggestions for other pollinator friendly plants: https://www.umaryland.edu/gogreen/news/green-spaces/plants-for-pollinators.php

Hope this gives you lots of options. Good luck!