Butterfly Garden Kit

$100.00 + Tax

$100.00 + Tax


38 plants that host butterfly caterpillars, provide chrysalis support, and provide nectar for adults from spring emergence to fall hibernation. Includes milkweeds for monarchs and a full season of blooms to support migration.

This economical kit includes 38 plugs that fill 38 square feet at 1-foot spacing – a 4’x9.5′ bed; or up to 86 square feet at 1.5 sq. ft. spacing – a 6’x14′ bed. Species may be substituted based on availability.

Species Include:

  • Sunflower, Tall or Paleleaf – for Checkerspots
  • Golden Alexander – for Black Swallowtails
  • Pussytoes, Prairie Sage, or Pearly Everlasting – Painted and American Ladies, and nectar plant for Azures
  • Northern Heart Leaf or other Aster – for Crescents and Checkerspots
  • Flat-top Aster – Harris’s Checkerspot
  • Swamp Milkweed – for Monarchs
  • Blazingstar, Northern, Prairie, or Rough – favorite nectar plant
  • Little Bluestem or other native grass – for Skippers, Ringlets, Dashes, Wood-Nymphs, and many others
  • Turtlehead – for Checkerspots,
  • Shrubby Cinquefoil or New Jersey Tea – for Dorcas Copper or Azures & chrysalis support
  • Butterfly Milkweed – for Monarchs
  • Violets – for Fritillaries
  • Lupine – for Gray Hairstreak & Blues
  • Sedge, Pennsylvania or other sun-tolerant sedge – for Crescents, Skippers, Dashes, and Browns

Each kit comes with a planting guide and instructions for creating a butterfly “puddler”. The plants are individually tagged for identification and all tags include height so you can alter the layout to suit your space.