Attracts Butterflies

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    ‘Strawberry Fields’ gomphrena

    Gomphrena haageana ‘Strawberry Fields’

    An upright, bushy annual with flowers (actually bracts) that resemble bright red strawberries with tiny yellow "seeds.

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    The Princess™ Spanish lavender

    Lavandula stoechas 'IBPR901-2'

    This Spanish lavender features the most intense pink blossoms in the species

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    Nova™ ‘Dragonfire’ Crocosmia

    Crocosmiiflora

    This Crocosmia succeeds where others fail.

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    Queen of the prairie

    Filipendula rubra

    A show-stopping best-seller with cotton candy–pink plumes, queen of the prairie is a highlight in the summer prairie garden.

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    Ironweed

    Vernonia fasciculata

    The flowers of Ironweed are like crimson torches in the late summer prairie.

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    Meadow blazingstar

    Liatris ligulistylis

    Known as the Monarch magnet, this liatris should be top-of-the-list as a Monarch nectar source for any medium-soil site. 

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    Purple prairie clover

    Dalea purpurea

    This member of the legume family has it all: gorgeous purple flowers with golden flecks, and elegant foliage on multiple upright stems all combine to give it great garden form.

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    Butterflyweed

    Asclepias tuberosa

    True to its name Butterflyweed attracts legions of butterflies and is an important host plant for the caterpillars of Monarch, Grey Hairstreak, and Queen butterflies.Information provided by Praire Nursery

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    Sullivant’s milkweed

    Asclepias sullivantii

    Sullivant's milkweed is a long-lived perennial and a well-behaved relative of the common milkweed. 

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    Red milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata

    A  member of the Asclepias (milkweed) genus, Red milkweed is a host plant for the caterpillar stage of the Monarch butterfly.