10 NATIVE PLANTS THAT CAN BE USED IN CONTAINERS FOR BUTTERFLY GARDENS

PEARL CRESCENT

PEARL CRESCENT

You do not need a large area to plant native plants that attract butterflies and other insect pollinators.   In fact, you can grow beautiful pollen and nectar-bearing plants in something as small as a container garden.

Here is a list of 10 native plants that can be planted in containers.  These flowering plants can enhance the beauty of your yard while providing butterflies with a source of nectar, as well as pollen and nectar for honey and native bees.

 

NATIVE PLANTS

Wild Bergamot (Beebalm) – Monarda fistula – This summer-blooming perennials grow 2-4′ tall.

Spotted Beebalm Monarda punctata – This perennial grows 2-3′ tall and blooms during the middle of the summer.

Blazing Star (Dense Blazing Star) Liatris spicata – This perennial grows up to 3′ tall and blooms in summer.

Native Phlox (Garden Phlox) Phlox paniculata – This plant blooms from summer – fall.  This perennial reaches a height of 2-3′.

Stokes Aster (Cornflower) Stokesia laevis – This perennial grows from 8-12″ tall and blooms in the summer.

Eastern Silver Aster – Symphyotrichum concolor – This late summer blooming perennial reaches a height ranging from 2-3′ tall.

Black-eyed Susan Rudeckia hirta – This flowering plant is a biannual. It will grow 1-3′ feet tall and bloom in the summer.

Coneflower (Echinacea sp.) There are a number of native coneflowers to choose from.  Most of these perennials grow 3-4′ tall  and bloom during the summer.

Blue Mistflower (Hardy Ageratum) – Conclinium coelestrium – This summer-blooming perennial and typically grows 18-24″ tall.

Annual Blanketflower – Gallardia pulchella – This native is a summer-fall bloomer and typically grows 1-3′ tall.

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

      

One thought on “10 NATIVE PLANTS THAT CAN BE USED IN CONTAINERS FOR BUTTERFLY GARDENS

  1. This is GREAT. Not only is it for wildlife–but will be beautiful through summer and into fall. Thanks for helping with this project.

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