Same day pickup available Sunday 15, for purchase inside gift shop.
You can help pollinators, just by adding milkweed and other native wildflowers to your garden. Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch butterflies can lay their eggs on, and the loss of milkweed throughout North America has resulted in a decline in Monarch butterfly numbers. All of us can make a difference by planting milkweed and other native flowering plants in our gardens.
Native plants also are well adapted to live in our climate and soils, so they are a great choice for your outdoor home landscape. These flowering perennial plants come in 4” recyclable pots. These plants are grown by the High Plains Environmental Center without pesticides.
Nectar 6-packs with 1 each of:
- Prairie coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) – This native wildflower is resilient and drought tolerant, sporting numerous blossoms with drooping yellow or maroon petals around a tall center disk. The plant reaches between 12 and 18 inches tall and may bloom from June through October.
- Showy fleabane (Erigeron speciosus) – Purple daisy-like flowers appear on this plant in late summer and fall. Not only do the flowers support butterflies and native bees, but the leaves may feed painted lady butterfly caterpillars. The plant reaches between 18 and 24 inches tall.
- Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) – Erect stalks up to 4 ft tall have oval, fragrant leaves and lavender - light pink flowers. This native wildflower is a superb choice for the low-maintenance, informal, wild garden. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bumblebees.
- Blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata) – This daisy-shaped flower has gold petals with a reddish-gold center. The plant may reach between 12” and 18” inches in height and width and blooms from July – October.
- Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus) – Purple spikes of tubular flowers enliven the spring garden and attract bumblebees. This hardy perennial will grow to be about 24” high and 36” wide.
- Prairie blazing star (Liatris ligulistylus) – This hummingbird and butterfly magnet features a brushy spike of purple-pink flowers floating on upright stems in the late summer and fall. This plant may grow anywhere from 24” to 48” in height.
To plant these flowers, the customer will choose a sunny, open spot in his/her garden or in a pot, then dig a hole as deep as the root ball is tall, and a little wider. The customer will gently remove the plant from its pot, place in the hole, cover with soil, then water until soil is moist. Plants will need regular water (1-3 x per week) until established.
Recommended for ages 5 and up, with adult supervision.
Each pack also comes with the digital download 10 Steps to a Pollinator Garden.
This item is for Curbside Pick up only. Pollinator Pack purchasers will select a pick up time through the ordering process (either May 14th or 15th with variable time slots). At your pick up time, visit Butterfly Pavilion and follow the signs on site to pick up your plants in our overflow lot. Butterfly Pavilion Staff will be there and ready to help retrieve your plants!