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Popular Garden Plants and Native Plants for Pollinators

In this June 2019 episode, host Peggy Singlemann visits a private garden in Chesterfield County to highlight its whimsical and fun design. The suburban landscape was created, planted and is cared-for by the homeowner, Barb Webb, with help from her husband Dick. In-studio, Ruth Tierney will share popular plants for the garden.

Co-host Pat McCafferty goes to Hummingbird Hill Native Plant Nursery in Free Union to learn about native plants, which are wonderful for beneficial insects and pollinators.

Kat Maier will be in-studio to talk about cooling nervine herbs which can help you relax and beat the summer heat. She will also answer questions you may have for a trained herbalist and physician’s assistant (only during live show).


Plant List:


  • Echinacea Sombrero ‘Lemon Yellow’ a truly glorious yellow! (Cone Flower ‘Lemon Yellow’)
  • Salvia guaranitica ‘Black & Blue’ (Hummingbird Sage ‘Black & Blue’)
  • Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Freak’ (Shasta Daisy ‘Freak’)
  • Calamintha nepeta ‘White Cloud’ (Calamint ‘White Cloud’)
  • Sanquisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ (Korean Mountain Burnet ‘Lilac Squirrel)
  • Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s Pick’ (Stokes’ Aster ‘Peachie’s Pick’)
  • Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master (Rattlesnake-master, Button Snake-root)
  • Pycnanthemum muticum Short-Toothed Mountain Mint (Mountain Mint)
  • Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’ (Globe-thistle ‘Star Frost’)
  • Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago or Leadwort)
  • Astrantia major ‘Abbey Road’ (Masterwort, Hattie’s Pincushion Plant)
  • Mukdenia rossii ‘Crimson Fans’ (Mukdenia ‘Crimson Fans’)
  • Agastache rugose ‘Golden Jubilee’ (Anise Hyssop ‘Golden Jubilee’)
  • Sedum Sunsparkler ‘Firecracker’ (Sedum ‘Firecracker’)
  • Hydrangea arborscens Invincibelle Spirit ‘Mini Mauvette’ (Hydrangea ‘Mini Mauvette’)
  • Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Ginger Wine’ (Ninebark ‘Ginger Wine)

Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Peggy M. Singlemann, and Co-Host, Pat McCafferty, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October. Full episodes and excerpts are available through ideastations.org/vhg and on Facebook.

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