Monarch Butterfly Habitat Mix

Monarch populations have shrunken considerably over the past 20 years. This beautiful butterfly needs more pollinator habitat to increase its survival on its migration of over 2,500 miles from Canada to Mexico. Pinelands Nursery’s Monarch Butterfly Mix is made up of all of the forbs that monarchs love. Milkweed is a very important host plant for the monarch butterfly. Did you know that Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), is one of the only plants on which the monarch lays its eggs and their larvae will feed and develop there all the way into a chrysalis? Although milkweeds are essential for monarch caterpillars and larvae, the adults love to forage on the nectar of a variety of other plants too! This mix is loaded with the perfect resources for adult monarchs to build up fat reserves for their journey and help them to sustain themselves through the winter.

14 lbs. per acre. $118 per lb. *Mix design and pricing are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of current and future products. Changes to the mix will not affect its function.*

Scientific Name  Common Name % of Mix Oz. 
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem 10% 1.18
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed 9% 3.69
Solidago nemoralis Indian Grass 8% 0.04
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed 7% 2.34
Eupatorium purpureum Purple Joe-Pye 7% 0.13
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye 6% 2.68
Symphyotrichum laeve Smooth Aster 6% 0.2
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower 5% 1.14
Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower 5% 1.7
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Golden Aster 4% 0.08
Conclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower 4% 0.02
Liatris spicata Dense Blazing Star 4% 0.83
Rudbeckia hirta Black-Eyed Susan 4% 0.09
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver's Root 4% 0.01
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii New York Aster 3% 0.04
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Aromatic Aster 3% 0.05
Agastache foeniculum Anise Hyssop 2% 0.03
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea 2% 0.91
Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster 2% 0.04
Monarda punctata Spotted Horsemint 2% 0.02
Baptisia australis Blue Wild Indigo 1% 0.76
Solidago juncea Early Goldenrod 1% 0.01
Zizia aurea Golden Alexander 1% 0.21

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