Everything we grow is neonic-free, pollinator friendlyPollinator Friendly Plants

Everything we grow at Shooting Star Nursery is Neonic-Free! Neonicotinoids (neonics for short) are a class of pesticide extremely toxic to bees and other pollinators and are a major factor in pollinator declines. The chemical, called a ‘systemic,’ moves throughout the entire plant, making pollen and nectar in flowers toxic. Both systemic and persistent, neonics continue to affect bees long after a spray through soil absorption. Neonicotinoid pesticide active ingredients to avoid include: Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid, Thiacloprid, and Thiamethoxam.

You can be assured plants grown at Shooting Star Nursery are neonic-free and pollinator friendly!

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BEES AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS
 Abelia spp.  Abelia  
 Achillea millefolium  Yarrow  
 Allium  Garlic/Onion family  
 Anthemis tinctoria    
 Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree  
 Aster spp.  Aster  
 Caryopteris  spp.  Blue Mist  
 Ceanothus  California Lilac  
 Cercis spp.  Redbud  
 Chives and other Alliums    
 Comfrey    
 Coreopsis  Tickseed  
 Corylus  Hazelnut family  
 Digitalis  Foxglove  
 Echinacea spp.  Coneflower  
 Erica  Heaths  
 Forsythia    
 Gaillardia  Blanket Flower  
 Helianthus spp.  Sunflower  
 Lavandula spp.  Lavender  
 Lonicera, esp. Lonicera fragrantissima  Honeysuckle  
 Lupine    
 Mahonia  Oregon Grape  
 Monarda spp.  Beebalm  
 Most fruit trees    
 Nepeta spp.  Catnip  
 Oenethera  Evening Primrose  
 Origanum spp.  Oregano  
 Ornamental Grasses for habitat    
 Penstemon spp.  Penstemon  
 Perovskia atriplicifolia  Russian Sage  
 Phacelia spp.  Bells or Phacelia  
 Potentilla  Cinqueflower  
 Ribes  flowering currant  
 Rosemarinus officinalis  Rosemary  
 Rudbeckia spp.  Black-eyed Susan  
 Salix  early blooming Willows  
 Salvia spp.  Sage  
 Scabiosa    
 Sedum    
 Solidago    
 Stachys spp.  Lamb’s ears  
 Symphytum  Comfrey  
 Teucrium spp.  Germander  
 Thymus ‘Coccineus’  Red Creeping Thyme  
 Verbena    
 Verbena spp.  Verbena  
 Vitex agnus-castus  chaste tree  
PLANTS FOR ADULT BUTTERFLIES (NECTAR)
 Abelia spp.  Abelia  
 Asclepias spp.  Milkweed  
 Aster spp.  Aster  
 Buddleia spp.  Butterfly Bush  
 Echinacea spp.  Coneflower  
 Erigeron spp.  Fleabane  
 Eriogonum spp.  Buckwheat  
 Eupatorium spp.  Joe Pyeweed  
 Liatris spp.  Gayfeather  
 Lilies asiaticum  Oriental Lilies  
 Monarda  spp.  Beebalm  
 Nepeta spp.  Catmint  
 Origanum spp.  Oregano  
 Phlox paniculata  Garden Phlox  
 Rudbeckia spp.  Black Eyed Susan  
 Salvia spp.  Sage  
 Solidago spp.  Goldenrod  
 Syringa spp.  Lilac  
 Verbena spp., esp. bonariensis  Verbena  
PLANTS FOR FALL/WINTER NECTAR SOURCES
 Arbutus unedo  Strawberry Bush  
 Camellia spp.  Camellia  
 Erica spp.  Heath  
 Hamamelis x  Witchhazel  
 Mahonia spp.  Oregon Grape  
 Osmanthus spp.  Osmanthus  
 Pieris japonica  Andromeda  
 Sarcococca spp.  Sweetbox  
PLANTS FOR BIRDS (BERRIES AND SEEDHEADS)
 Achillea millefolium  Yarrow  
 Amelanchier spp.  Serviceberry  
 Aronia spp.  Chokeberry  
 Aster spp.  Aster  
 Coreopsis spp.  Tickseed  
 Cornus spp. (tree/shrub)  Dogwood  
 Cotoneaster spp.  Cotoneaster  
 Echinacea spp.  Coneflower  
 Gaillardia spp.  Blanket Flower  
 Ilex spp.  Holly  
 Liatris spp.  Gayfeather  
 Malus spp.  Crabapple  
 Morus spp.  Mulberry  
 Panicum virgatum  Switch Grass  
 Parthenocissus quinquefolia  Virgina Creeper  
 Picea spp.  Spruce  
 Ratibida spp.  Mexican Hat  
 Rhus spp.  Sumac  
 Rosa spp. (any species w/good hips)  Rose  
 Rudbeckia spp.  Black Eyed Susan  
 Schizachyrium scoparium  Little Bluestem  
 Solidago spp.  Goldenrod  
 Viburnum spp.  Viburnum  
PLANTS FOR HUMMINGBIRDS
 Abuitilon megapotamicum  Flowering Maple  
 Agapanthus spp.  Lily of the Nile  
 Agastache spp.  Hyssop  
 Aquilegia spp.  Columbine  
 Buddleia spp.  Butterfly Bush  
 Caesalpinia gilliessii  Yellow Bird of Paradise  
 Callistemon spp.  Bottlebrush (hardy species)  
 Campanula spp.  Bellflower  
 Chilopsis linearis  Desert Willow  
 Digitalis spp.  Foxglove  
 Fuchsia spp.  Fuchsia (Hardy types)  
 Grevillea spp.  Grevillea  
 Hemerocallis spp.  Daylily  
 Hesperaloe parviflora  False Red Yucca  
 Heuchera spp.  Coral Bells  
 Kniphofia spp.  Red Hot Poker  
 Lobelia cardinalis  Cardinal Flower  
 Lonicera spp.  Honeysuckle  
 Lupinus spp.  Lupine  
 Monarda spp.  Beebalm  
 Nepeta spp.  Catmint  
 Penstemon spp.  Beardtongue  
 Phlox paniculata  Garden Phlox  
 Punica granatum  Pomegranate  
 Ribes spp.  Flowering Currant  
 Salvia spp.  Sage  
 Silene spp.  Catchfly  
 Weigela spp.  Weigela  
 Yucca filamentosa  Adam’s Needle  
 Zauschneria spp.  California Fuchsia