EIU Secret Garden


The UBI EIU Secret Garden Hotspot is located on the campus of Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL.) next to the Thut Greenhouse. This small (300 sq.ft.) hotspot will be used for EIU classes and visitors and as a UBI demonstration site. Planting was initiated in June 2018. Additional plants will be added Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.


Eastern Illinois University

EIU Secret Garden/Thut Greenhouse

7th St., EIU Campus

Charleston, IL 61920

EIU Secret Garden Hotspot Plant List


Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Prairie milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Calamint ‘White Cloud’ (Calamintha nepeta)

Calamint ‘Blue Cloud’ (Calamintha nepeta)

Calamint (Calamintha nepeta)

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Blazing star (Liatris spicata)

Rue (Ruta graveolens)

Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepus)

Aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)


Zinnia 'Lilliput' mix (Zinnia elegans)

© 2020 by Paul V. Switzer                    ubutterflyinitiative@gmail.com

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