Native nectar plants are excellent choices for the butterfly garden. Butterflies and other pollinators need nectar which they drink from plants. Butterfly gardens should provide nectar plants that bloom continuously or sequentially throughout the season. Late autumn is particularly important for Monarchs as they are storing up energy for the long migration to their over-wintering sites in Mexico. Many favorite native plants provide the nectar needed by migrating Monarchs.
Butterflies prefer a warm, sunny location and eat nectar from a variety of flowers. They enjoy brightly hued and fragrant flowers that are best planted in groups of color and variety in a sunny location. It is wise to include both annual and perennial nectar plants to ensure continuous blooming and nectar for your winged friends.
The Butterfly Gardens to Go collection was developed by Michigan Native Butterfly Farm. We have a diverse product line designed to help create habitat which promotes the life cycle of butterflies ensuring that future generations will prosper. Each plant has been carefully chosen to support the most common North American butterflies through each stage of development.
The nectar sources we have selected are proven butterfly favorites in our own gardens and the flight houses where we rear our butterflies.
We are pleased to offer a collection of ‘Petite Perennials’ that are perfect for small garden spaces or gardens that are already established and just need a touch of color or a fun new plant!
Did you know that butterflies are important pollinators? With diminishing butterfly populations you can make a difference by planting butterfly and pollinator friendly gardens.