Landscape Worthy Native Flowers

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed like all species of milkweed is critical to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The monarch butterfly will only lay it’s eggs on the leaves of milkweed plants. Caterpillars of the monarch only eat milkweed leaves which provides all of the nourishment the monarch will need to transform from a caterpillar into […]

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Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop is a bee, hummingbird, and butterfly magnet. Goldfinches also like to eat its seeds. The color and shape of the flowers are among bees’ favorites. Anise hyssop can be found in open prairies, but also likes growing on the edges of open woodlands. Anise Hyssop has very showy flowers and fragrant foliage. New […]

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Pale Purple Coneflower

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pale Purple Coneflower blooms in early summer when few other sun loving plants are in bloom, proving nectar for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies, the leaves also provide food for the Ottoe-skipper larva.┬áIn late summer the large seedheads attract goldfinches and other birds. Many long-tongued bees will visit Pale Purple Coneflowers including, bumblebees, Nomadine cuckoo bees, […]

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Royal Catchfly

Royal Catchfly

Royal Catchfly attracts ruby throated hummingbirds and butterflies, including the black swallowtail butterfly with it’s 2″ wide brilliant red flowers that stand out in any garden. The rather deep tubular portion of the flower favors pollinators with long tongues. Royal Catchfly requires pollination from hummingbirds in order to produce fruit and set seeds. You will […]