Monarch Plant Kit
Butterfly Milkweed - This perennial thrives in sunny, dry fields and prairies. It’s blooming season is June through September. The plant is 1 to 2 feet tall and has 2-3 inch clusters containing up to 25 flowers. This is a favorite of Monarch butterflies.
Meadow Blazing Star - This native thrives in full sun and well drained soils and blumes in late August to September. 3 foot tall when mature with multiple branches, the purple flowers add color to the landscape when most plants are past their prime.
Sky Blue Aster - Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well drained soils in full sun to light shade. Typically grows 2-3’ tall with daisy like violet flowers that bloom in September and October.
Marsh Milkweed - Also known as Swamp Milkweed, this native grows in damp to wet soils and also in cultivated gardens. The flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators with nectar. Like other milkweeds it has a latex chemical that repels insects and other herbivorous animals.
Showy Goldenrod - Featuring tiny bright yellow flowers, dense and club shaped clusters, Goldenrod typically grows 2-3’ tall. Flowers bloom mid to late summer in prairies throughout the Midwest. As the name suggests this is the showiest of the Goldenrod family.
Little Bluestem - A bunchgrass with fine textured foliage that forms very dense mounds 18-24 inches tall. Most notable is the plants reddish-tan color in fall, persisting through winter snows.
REPLACEMENT & REFUND POLICY
The cost of plants does not warrant free replacement; the District offers no guarantee of survival