Sundial Lupine (Lupinus perennis)
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Host plant for the Frosted Elfin butterfly, Silvery Blue & the sole host plant for the Karner Blue butterfly

Attracts Song birds, Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Height 1-2 feet

Achillea  'Oertel's Rose' Yarrow

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Ladybugs


Height 12-14"


Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

​"Jacob Cline"

USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Nectar Plant

​Attracts Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Height 2-3 feet

Mexican Hat Plant (Ratibida columnifera)

USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

Height 18-36"


Bee Balm 'Petite Delight' (Monarda)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-8

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

Height 12"


Achillea millefolium/Red Yarrow

​USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9

Partial Sun / Partial Shade

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

​Ladybugs are attracted to Yarrow. A great way to get more beneficial insects to your yard.

​Height 1-2 feet



Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

​NON-Native

USDA Hardiness Zones  4-9

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies & Song birds

Height 3-4 feet

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Full Sun

Host plant for the Monarch & Queen Butterflies

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 2-4 feet

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
Full Sun

Host plant for the Monarch & Queen Butterflies

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 2 feet


Blanketflower

(Gaillardia grandiflora) 'Arizona Sun'

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-10

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Larval food source for the Bina Flower Moth (Schinia bina) & Blanketflower Moth (Schinia masoni)

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Song birds, Hummingbirds

Height 8-10"



Lavender 'Super Blue' (Lavandula)

​NON-Native

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds.

Height  10-12"


Pow-Wow White Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea)
USDA Hardiness Zones  4-10
Full Sun / Partial Sun

Attracts Bees, Song birds, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Height 20-24"

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3a-8b
Full Sun

Host plant for the Monarch & Queen Butterflies

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 3-5 feet

Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7

Partial Sun/ Partial Shade

Host plant for the Monarch Butterfly

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

​Height 4-5 feet

Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpureum)

USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies and Birds

Height  12-24"

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8

Full Sun

Excellent Nectar Source

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Height 2-4 feet


Ironweed

(Vernonia noveboracensis)

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8

Full Sun

Host plant for the American Painted Lady butterfly

Attracts Bees, Butterflies and Song Birds

Height 4-5 feet


Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7
Full Sun

Nectar plant (This plant replicates the male pheromone of the Monarch butterfly)
Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Height 3-5 feet

'Magnus' Purple Coneflower

(Echinacea purpurea)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-8

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Songbirds

Height 3 feet


Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

​USDA Hardiness Zones 3-10

Full Sun

Host plant for the Crossline Skipper, Ottoe Skipper, Indian Skipper, Dusted Skipper, Dixie Skipper and Cobweb butterflies.

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

​Height 2-3 1/2 feet



Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-8

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Host plant to the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

Height  2-3 feet


Mallow (Malva sylvestris) Zebra Mallow

NON-NATIVE (INTRODUCED SPECIES)
USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
Full Sun
Host plant for the Painted Lady ,Checkered Skipper, Common Hairstreak butterflies.

Attracts Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Height 24-36"

Garden Phlox 'Pink Flame'

(Phlox divaricata)

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Height 15-20"

​Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

​USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8

​Full Sun

​Ornamental

Attracts Birds

Height 2-4 feet


Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-9

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Height 2-3 feet

Sundrops Evening Primrose

(Oenothera fruiticosa)

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

Height 15-24"

Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

Wild Bergamot
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9
Full Sun

Nectar plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Height 2-5 feet.

Sedum 'Autumn Fire'  (Stonecrop)

​Non-Native High Attraction Level

USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Host plant to the Variegated Fritillary

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

Height 2-3 feet


Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8
Partial Sun / Full Sun

Nectar plant

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 3-5 feet



 Garden Sage (Salvia nemorosa) 'Marcus'

​NON-Native

USDA Hardiness Zones  4-9

Full Sun

Host plant for the West Coast Lady

Attracts Bees & Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Height 10-12"


Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-10
Partial Sun / Full Sun

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Song birds

Height 2-3 feet


Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
Full Sun

Nectar plant

Attracts Butterflies & Bees

Height 5-6 feet

Our Perennials

False Blue Indigo

(Baptisia australis)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-9

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Host plant for the Frosted Elfin butterfly, Orange Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur, Eastern Tailed Blue, Hoary Edge, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Dogface butterfly.

Attracts Bees

Height 3-4 feet


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Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9

Full Sun

Host plant for the Monarch & Queen Butterflies

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 18-24"


Purple Drumstick Ornamental Onion

(​Allium sphaerocephalon)

​USDA Hardiness Zones 2-10

Full Sun

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

​Height 20-24"


Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Partial Sun / Full Sun

Host plant to the Silvery Checkerspot

Attracts Bees, Song birds, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Height 3-5 feet

New England Aster'Purple Dome'

(Aster novae-angliae)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-8

Full Sun

Host plant for the Pearl Crescent Butterfly, Silvery Checkerspot, Streamside Checkerspot

Attracts Bees, Butterflies

Height 18"


Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Full Sun

Nectar plant

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 4-6 feet

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Lupine 'Gallery Pink'

(Lupinus) x hybrida

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-6

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds

Height 15"

Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-8

Full Sun / Partial Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Height  1-2 feet


Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
USDA Hardiness Zone 3a-9b
Full Sun

Host plant for the Monarch & Queen Butterflies

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 2-4 feet

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Bloodflower or Scarlet Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)
USDA Hardiness Zone 8b-11
Full Sun

Host plant for the Monarch & Queen Butterflies

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Height 24-30"

Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

USDA Hardiness Zones  3-6

Full Sun

Nectar Plant

Attracts Bees

Height 1-2 feet