Pink Swamp Milkweed
This native clumping perennial will bloom in late summer. It thrives in wet soil. Milkweeds are the growing Monarchs’ only food.
New York Aster
A non-native perennial, the New York Aster will bloom aplenty to provide Monarchs with Autumn nectar. Researchers believe this may help reverse the decline of Monarch Butterflies.
Prairie Blazing Star
Call it what you will, this clump-forming corm is a Kansan. It thrives in medium soil to provide a tall spike of purple. Blooming throughout the summer, Liatris nectar seems irresistible to butterflies.
Button Bush are pruned as a small tree. They thrive in moist soil and produce nectar-laden globeflowers to feed a myriad of pollenators.