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.
Without a doubt, native plants offer the best support for Monarchs. The adult female lays her eggs on Milkweed (Asclepias) plants, exclusively, and the growing caterpillars feed on the leaves. Adults Monarchs also require nectar sources – native plants that bloom from early summer to late fall. Our "monarch favorites" list offers a wide selection of plants to support their life cycle, including both host plants and favorite nectar plants, along with our Pre-planned Monarch Habitat Gardens and Monarch Habitat Seed Mixes.