Native Plant Kit Sale

Native Plant kit sale Information

In collaboration with the Lexington Conservation Division, and with logistical support from the Recreation Department and Department of Public Works, Lexington Living Landscapes began an annual native plant kit sale in 2021. 

Each year, the Native Plant Kits we offer are a selection of species chosen for bloom time and attractiveness to pollinators and were grown at a certified organic native perennial farm in New Hampshire. They arrive as robust, healthy young plants. These kits have proven to be very popular!

In 2021, we offered kits of four species: Zizia aurea (golden Alexander), Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot), Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow-leaved mountain-mint), and Solidago caesia (blue-stemmed goldenrod). All 1200 plants (100 kits of 12 plants each) were sold and planted in gardens throughout Lexington and nearby towns! 

In 2022, we offered 50 sun-loving kits (foxglove beardtongue, spotted bee balm, clustered mountain mint, showy goldenrod) and 62 shade-prefering kits (foam flower, woodland phlox, hairy beardtongue, and blue-stemmed goldenrod)--a total of 1344 plants! 

In 2023, we again offered 50 sun (pussytoes, rose milkweed, scarlet bee balm, and purple coneflower) & 65 shade (wild columbine, Jacob's ladder, hairy beardtongue, and wild geranium) kits, but we additionally offered 30 each of two species in an a la carte format: shrubby St John's wort and common wood sedge. Like the two prior years, all plants were sold out quickly. We are grateful for townwide enthusiasm for planting native plants!

To see our 2024 offerings (sun kits, shade kits, and a la carte choices), see our Upcoming Events page during March - May 2024.

The four species in our 2023 shade kits (above); Map of pollinator plant kit locations around Lexington, MA from 2021-2023 (below).