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. 

15 lbs. per acre. $101 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.*

Botanical Name                               % of Mix
Asclepias incarnata                              5.00%
Asclepias syriaca                                 7.00%
Baptisia australis                                 1.00%
Chamaecrista fasciculata                     2.00%
Chrysopsis mariana                             4.00%
Echinacea purpurea                             5.00%
Elymus virginicus                               8.00%
Conoclinium coelestinum                   3.00%
Eupatorium purpureum                       7.00%
Eryngium yuccifolium                        2.00%
Helianthus angustifolius                     2.00%
Heliopsis helianthoides                       5.00%
Liatris spicata                                      6.00%
Monarda punctata                                2.00%
Rudbeckia hirta                                   4.50%
Schizachyrium scoparium                 11.00%
Solidago juncea                                   1.00%
Solidago nemoralis                              8.00%
Symphyotrichum laeve                       6.00%
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii              3.00%
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium        3.00%
Veronicastrum virginicum                  4.00%
Zizia aurea                                          0.50%

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