A Red Spotted Purple butterfly on Physostegia virginiana, common name Obedient plant. Many different kinds of butterfly species visit the nectar and host plants at Natives Haven Nursery.
The Great Spangled Fritillary is a long-lived species. They love Milkweeds, Joe- Pye-Weed and Liatris.
Monarch on a New England Aster. This native plant offers much needed late season nectar feast for the butterflies migration to Mexico.
Native plants return water to the aquifers. Native plants provide food and habitat for wildlife. Native plants connect us to our botanic history.
Whether your garden is a city lot or an acre parcel of land, establishing groupings of native plants preserves and even restores the natural ecosystems that were once prevalent in our area. Birds, butterflies and beneficial insects will make your garden their home, as you will be providing nectar and pollen for caterpillars, butterflies, and bees, and ideal nesting environments and abundant food for birds.
Native plants are better adapted to local climatic conditions, reducing or even eliminating the need for supplemental watering. If natives are planted in the proper soil and sunlight requirements, you will find that most are easy to grow - virtually maintenance free.
All pictures shown are from Natives Haven's gardens!
A Monarch caterpillar munching on a native Milkweed.