Native Plant Sale

Help support conservation initiatives and pollinator habitats with flowers!

Wildflower Sale
Wildflower Sale

Be a part of increasing pollinator habitats by exploring the variety of native plants available for purchase at the wildflower sale!

When

  • Saturday, May 7th at 8 am – 2 pm

Where

  • Topeka Zoo Parking Lot (no zoo admissions required)

Price

  • $4.00 per plant; 100% of the proceeds go towards local, national, and international conservation.
  • Can pay with cash, check, or card (visa, master card, discover)

For questions, please contact Denis Dinwiddie at ddinwiddie@topeka.org.

Young, Local Designer is Blooming!

This year, the Topeka Zoo gave local, young designers the opportunity to design the Native Plant Sale Logo. Students in the Seaman High School Graphic Design Class submitted their designs to be voted on. Submissions were asked to include the Topeka Zoo Logo, be colorful, lively, and simple. After receiving many creative entries, it was decided the winner was Adyson Cashman, who designed the logo you see here!

Available Native Wildflowers


Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca

Sun - Full
Height -  4 feet
Flowering Months - June-July
Water/Soil - Drained-Dry
Spread - 1 foot
Flower Color - Purple/Lavender/ Pink
Lifespan- Perennial
Attracts -Monarch butterflies, bees, beetles, flies

Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa

Sun - Full
Height - 2.5 feet
Flowering - Months June-July
Water/Soil - Medium-Dry
Spread - 3 feet
Flower - Color Yellow/Orange/Red
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Monarch and queen butterflies, bees, & birds


Prairie Milkweed
Asclepias sullivanti

Sun - Full
Height - 2-3 feet
Flowering Months - June-July
Water/Soil - Medium-Wet
Spread - 1-1.5 feet
Flower Color - Pink
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Butterflies

Bush’s Poppy Mallow
Callirhoe bushii

Sun - Full
Height - 1-5 feet
Flowering Months - June-August
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1-2 feet
Flower Color - Magenta
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies


Blue Wild Indigo
Baptisia australis

Sun - Full to Part
Height - 1-4 feet
Flowering Months - May-June
Water/Soi -l Medium-Dry
Spread - 3-4 feet
Flower Color - Indigo Blue/Purple
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Bumblebees, moths, & skippers


Prairie Phlox
Phlox pilosa

Sun - Full
Height - 1-1.5 feet
Flowering Months - May-July
Water/Soil - Medium
Spread - 1-1.5 feet
Flower Color - Pink-Pale purple
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Hummingbirds, butterflies


Largeflower Penstemon
Penstemon

Sun - Full
Height - 2 feet
Flowering Months - May-June
Water/Soil - Drained to Dry
Spread - 1 foot
Flower Color - White/Pink
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Birds, sweat bees, leafcutter bees, bumble bees

Foxglove penstemon
Penstemon digitalis

Sun - Full or Part
Height - 2-5 feet
Flowering Months - May-July
Water/Soil - Moist to Medium
Spread - 1 foot
Flower Color - White
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Hummingbirds, songbirds, bees

Lance leaved Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata

Sun - Full
Height - 1-2 feet
Flowering Months - May-July
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1-1.5 feet
Flower - Color Yellow
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts -Honeybees & butterflies


Purple Prairie Clover
Dalea purpurea

Sun Full
Height 1.5 feet
Flowering Months July-August
Water/Soil Drained-Dry
Spread 2 feet Flower
Color Violet
Lifespan Perennial
Attracts honey bees, leaf-cutter bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, alkali bees

Bigleaf primrose
Oenothera macrocarpa

Sun - Full to Part
Height - 0.8 feet
Flowering Months - April-May
Water/Soil - Medium-Dry
Spread - 1 foot
Flower Color - Yellow
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts -Hummingbirds, moths, butterflies, bees

Purple coneflower
Echinacea prupurea

Sun - Full-Partial
Height - 2-5 feet
Flowering Months - June-August
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1.5-2 feet
Flower Color - Purplish Pink
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Finches, jays, butterflies


Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea pallida

Sun - Full
Height - 3 feet
Flowering Months - June-July
Water/Soil - Medium-Dry
Spread - 2 feet
Flower Color - Violet/Purple/Pink
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, flies


Cup Plant
Silphium perforliatum

Sun - Full
Height - 4-8 feet
Flowering Months - July-September
Water/Soil - Medium-Wet
Spread - 1-3 feet
Flower Color - Yellow
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Birds, butterflies

Lead plant
Amorpha canescens

Sun - Full
Height - 2-3 feet
Flowering Months - July-September
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 2-2.5 feet
Flower Color - Purple, Blue
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Birds, butterflies

Blackeyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta

Sun - Full Sun-Part Shade
Height - 3-4 feet
Flowering Months - June-August
Water/Soil - Moist-Drained-Dry
Spread - 2-3 feet
Flower Color - Yellow
Lifespan - Biennial
Attracts - Honeybees, moths, butterflies, beetles, skippers

Prairie Blazing Star
Liatris pycnostachya

Sun - Full
Height - 2-5 feet
Flowering Months - July-August
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1-2 feet
Flower Color - Lilac-Purple
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Hummingbirds, birds, butterflies


Rough Blazingstar
Liatris aspera

Sun - Full-Part
Height - 2-4 feet
Flowering Months - August-October
Water/Soil - Drained-Dry
Spread - 1 foot
Flower Color - Lavender/Purple
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts -Hummingbirds, moths, butterflies

Blue Pitcher Sage
Salvia pitcherii

Sun - Part
Height - 3-5 feet
Flowering Months - August-October
Water/Soil - Dry
Spread - 2-4 feet
Flower Color - Sky blue
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Blue sage bee, bumble bees, hummingbirds, butterflies

Heath Aster
Symphyotrichum ericoides

Sun - Full
Height - 1-3 feet
Flowering Months - August-October
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1-1.5 feet
Flower - Color White
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Butterflies


Ox Eye Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides

Sun - Full
Height - 2-4 feet
Flowering Months - August-September
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1.5-2 feet
Flower Color - Orange-yellow rays and yellow disks
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts -Birds & butterflies

Elmleaf Goldenrod
Solidago ulmifolia

Sun - Full-Part
Height - 1-3 feet
Flowering Months - July-October
Water/Soil - Medium
Spread - 1-3 feet
Flower Color - Yellow
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Butterflies

Lavender Hyssop
Agastsche foeniculum

Sun - Full-Part
Height 2-4 feet
Flowering Months - June-September
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1.5-3 feet
Flower Color - Lavender/Purple
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts -Hummingbirds, butterflies

Ironweed
Vernonia fascialata

Sun - Full
Height - 2-4 feet
Flowering Months - July-September
Water/Soil - Moist-Wet
Spread - 1-3 feet
Flower Color - Purple/Red
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Sweat bees, leafcutter bees, cuckoo bees, small carpenter bees, and bumble bees

Prairie Coneflower
Ratibida columnifera

Sun - Full to Part
Height 1-3 feet
Flowering Months - June-September
Water/Soil - Dry to medium
Spread - 1-1.5 feet
Flower Color - Yellow rays with dark brown disks
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Bees, beetles, flies, butterflies


Western Sunflower
Heliopsis occidentalis

Sun - Full
Height - 2-4 feet
Flowering Months - August-September
Water/Soil - Dry-Medium
Spread - 1.5-2 feet
Flower Color - Orange-yellow rays with yellow disks
Lifespan - Perennial
Attracts - Birds, butterflies