Propagating native plants

Columbine, Virginia bluebell, Major Wheeler honeysuckle, and dwarf crested iris are a few of the native plants discussed. Highlighted is how each plant contributes to wildlife sustainability, and how they are propagated. Several methods are demonstrated.

Plants Featured in this Clip

AQUILEGIA canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
PHACELIA purshii (Miami mist, scorpion weed)
ZIZIA aurea (golden Alexander)
LONICERA sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
PHACELIA bipinnatifida (fernleaf Phacelia))
COLLINSIA verna (blue-eyed Mary)
IRIS cristata (dwarf crested iris)
MERTENSIA virginica (Virginia bluebells)

Gardener Extras

  1. LONICERA sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' is considered to be the longest blooming variety of honeysuckle, and a superior flower for the hummingbirds.
  2. MERTENSIA virginica (Virginia bluebells) increases in size each year and will form a beautiful colony over time with almost no care from the gardener.

Gardener Notes

For information about the native plant sales presented by the Wilson County Master Gardeners, go to

Rita Venable

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