Monarchs & More Sunny Garden Kit
This is a kit of 10 plants that give you an easy way to add beautiful Monarch butterfly attracting plants to your existing or new sunny garden. It will also provide nectar and pollen for native bees and other important pollinators.
This includes some different plants from the previous two years, so you can add one to your current Monarch garden. You can supplement a kit with other plants as well.
If you want us to donate $8 to an Oak Park or River Forest school, public or private, (like a Shop & Share fundraiser), please put the school name in the 'Instructions to seller' box once you view your cart before checkout.
--2 Rose (Swamp) Milkweed plants, which provide a food/host plant for Monarch caterpillars and nectar for the adults and also for bees.
--2 Rough Blazingstars provide mid to late-season nectar for a variety of insects.
--2 Foxglove Beardtongue provide important early season nectar.
--2 Little Bluestem a classic prairie grass, provides a grass component for these prairie plants and a place for a caterpillar to make its chrysalis. Its seeds will feed birds.
Kit costs $38. You save up to $12 over the cost of purchasing plants individually.
Light: Full sun
Soil: Dry to medium/well-drained
Height: 2-4 feet
PLEASE NOTE: Pickup is June 1st at Euclid Methodist Church parking lot, 405 S Euclid in Oak Park, 10am-2pm!
Plant ASAP in a spot that gets full sun (6+ hours) or at least 4 hours direct sun. Water them every day, or as needed depending on precipitation and other weather conditions for the first month. They might need temporary shade.
Transplants need care for the first growing season. Mulch and regular weeding are also required until plants fill in. Visit westcook.wildones.org for more information on our Wildlife Corridor project.
See the individual plant pages for more information and photos.
Photo credit: 1. Monarch-Stephanie Walquist, West Cook Wild Ones; Others Midwest Groundcovers.
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