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!


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!!

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.

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 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. 

​​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. 

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!



​​These are some of the top bee and butterfly attractors at Natives Haven.  All of the pictures are from our gardens.

Natives Haven Nursery