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Plant this: A Native Perennial Butterfly Gardening Design

Posted by Julie Joyce on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

June is perennial gardening month and as such, we have designed a free perennial garden design, just for you.

We get asked all the time about which perennials to use that attract butterflies. By planting native perennials, our local habitat, including monarch butterflies, have just what they need to thrive.

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  • They're beautiful!
  • Natives occur naturally in our local environment which means...
  • Once established, they are very low maintenance
  • Naturally hardy for our area
  • Easily transplanted
  • Provide sustenance to our local wildlife

In short, planting a perennial garden not only provides a beautiful backdrop to you home, it also gives your gardens a valuable function in our local ecosystem!

Take a look and enjoy this free landscape design from us to you!

 

Native Perennial GARDEN

All of these perennial plants are available now at our Garden Center in Cary, IL. These require full to partly sunny exposures and include:

Our Favorite Native Perennials for Butterflies:

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  • Northwind Switch Grass
  • Dark Towers Beardtongue
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Rattlesnake Master
  • Missouri Sundrops
  • Purple Dome Aster
  • Little Bluestem
  • Coneflowers
  • Blackeyed Susan

If you have a shady area, don't worry! Our talented horticultural experts can help. Come in anytime and our designers can help you choose the right plants for your garden.

Want to learn more about which perennial plants will work for your landscape? Check out these other resources:

10 Native Perennials for your Butterfly Garden

Everything You Need to Know about Perennial Grasses

Illinois Perennials for Pollinators

planning a flower garden

Topics: native perennials