These are some of the top bee and butterfly attractors at Natives Haven. All of the pictures are from our gardens.
Monarda bradburiana, Bradbury Monarda. For an early dose of nectar. 2 feet tall, blooms pink, June. Full sun to part shade. Butterflies, Hummingbirds and bumble bees are attracted to its flowers.
Solidago speciosa, Showy Goldenrod.
Yellow, 4 feet tall, full to part sun. Beautiful fall color. Blooms Aug-Oct. The flowers attract honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies.
Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root. White, 4 to 5 feet tall, full to part sun, blooms June-Aug. Long-tongued and short-tongued bees visit the flowers for pollen and nectar. This is one of our top selling plants for attracting native bees!
Aster novae-angliae, New England Aster. Purple, lavender, or light pink. 3 to 5 feet tall, full to part sun, blooms Aug-Oct. This plant provides late season nectar for many butterflies.
Ascelpias incarnata, Rose/Red Milkweed. Pink, 3 to 4 feet tall, blooms June-Aug. Is a food source for the larval stage of monarch butterflies, and the flowers are high in nectar.
Ascelpias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed. Orange, 2 feet tall, blooms June-Aug. The leaves are a food source for the larval stage of Monarch butterflies and the flowers are a nectar source for the butterflies.
Liatris ligulistylis, Meadow Blazing star.
Purple, up to 5 feet tall. Full to part sun,
blooms Aug-Sept. Monarch butterflies LOVE this plant. Number one nectar plant at Natives Haven!!
Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower. 3 to 4 feet tall, blooms June-Sept. Full sun to part shade. Nectar plant for butterflies. Birds love the seeds!