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Nectar plants: flowering plants adult butterflies use as food
Host plants: plants butterflies use for reproduction as butterflies lay their eggs on them, and caterpillars consume them before going into their chrysalis stage
Attract butterflies to your garden and help support their population by planting nectar and host plants in your garden. Use this guide to help plants that will attract your desired butterflies to your garden. Most plants are available here in our nursery, and your purchase helps support our mission of education, conservation, and research of our important pollinators.
Monarch and Queen
Popcorn Cassia, Christmas
Cassia and Gold Medallion
Butterfly Host Plant
Cheeseweed and Hoary Nettle
Aristolochia Elegans in summer
Visitors to the farm see a wide variety of butterflies flying around outside our vivarium in our nursery during the summer months. That is because our unique mix of butterfly host and nectar plants attracts butterflies from miles away.