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Each season we offer a limited production of common to rare host and nectar plants that we grow from seed. Quantities of each species are limited and will not be restocked until the following year. 

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Host Plant Collection

Buy these plants to raise specific butterflies or moths

Host plants are the food of butterfly and moth larvae. These plants can be very specific to the species of moth or butterfly. For example, the Black Swallowtail caterpillar feeds on plants in the Apiaceae and Rutacea families. 

Nectar Collection

Buy these plants to attract pollinators

Nectar plants are used by adult moths, butterflies, other pollinator insects, and hummingbirds as sources of food. When they drink nectar from the flower they assist with pollination.

Milkweed Collection

Buy these plants to raise Monarch butterflies

Milkweed plants serve as the host plant for Monarch, Queen, and Soldier butterflies. We offer a selection of both native and non-native milkweeds to feed hungry caterpillars. 

Native Plant Collection

Plants native to NC and the eastern US

Our collection is curated specifically for butterflies. Bees and other pollinators like these plants, too.

Shop by Lepidoptera

Butterfly

Shop host plants by species of butterfly

Moth

Shop by species of moth

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are an online store only at this time.

For a variety of reasons we don’t. If you live within 50 miles we will deliver them to you.

We require you pre-order all plants prior to delivery. All orders using a credit or debit card for payment must be paid for at time of purchase. Payment by check or cash for the exact amount is due at time of delivery.

We offer no-contact delivery. We wear a mask for all deliveries and will keep a minimal distance of 6 feet.

If you are paying with cash the exact amount is required, or donate your change back to us. 

No, but we offer Caterpillar Raising Workshops throughout the butterfly season. 

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