In our time, the Monarch butterfly population has plummeted due to habitat loss and environmental stress. Awareness the Monarch’s plight has motivated gardeners and landscapers around the country to make a difference by including Monarch-friendly plants in their plans.
Native plants offer the best support for Monarchs. The adult female lays her eggs on milkweed plants (Asclepias spp.), exclusively. The growing caterpillars feed only on the leaves of milkweed plants. Adults Monarchs also require nectar sources – native plants that bloom from early summer to late fall. Our "Monarch Favorites" list includes a wide selection of plants that support the Monarch life cycle with both host plants and their favorite nectar plants. Pre-planned Monarch Habitat Gardens and Monarch Habitat Seed Mixes are also included.