Butterflies seek out plants such as milkweed (Asclepias spp.), passion vine (Passiflora spp.), and Cassia (Senna spp.) to lay their eggs on. There are many native species that act as larval hosts for Florida's butterflies.
Plant least three species for each season - Spring, Summer & Fall. Plus, provide some winter blooming vines, shrubs, trees, or groundcover.
Choose a variety of flower shapes & colors. Clump multiple plants of the same species together to make it easier for pollinators. Ideally, build up to 15-25 species for bee & butterfly diversity.
We stock a selection of native flowering plants, shrubs, vines & trees appropriate for the west central Florida region. In the nursery, they are arranged by bloom season to make it easier to select plants for each season. A .pdf of available inventory is available for download.
Not sure where to start?
We can help you choose the "Right Plant for the Right Place."
Call Karen at (813) 528-2368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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