Suggest Plant Swap List

Host Plants

Plant NameSunWaterBloom TypeButterfly
Aristolochia fimbriata, White veined Pipevine  Spring-FallPerennialPipevine Swallowtail
Aristolochia macrophylla, Dutchmen’s Pipevine   PerennialPipevine Swallowtail
Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia snakeroot   PerennialPipevine Swallowtail
Aristolochia tomentosa, Wooly Pipevine   PerennialPipevine Swallowtail
Asclepias incarnataFullLowSpring-SumPerennialMonarch
Asclepias syriacaFullLow-MedSummerAnnualMonarch
Asclepias tuberosaFullLowSpring-SumPerennialMonarch
Baptisia australisFull, PartLowSpringPerennialWild Indigo Duskywing, Silver Spotted Skipper
Boehmeria cylindrica, false nettle   PerennialRed Admiral, Eastern Comma, Question Mark
Cassia/senna hebecarpa, wild senna   PerennialSleepy Orange, Cloudless Sulphur
Cleome   AnnualCheckered White
Gomphocarpus physocarpusFullLow-MedSpring-SumAnnualMonarch
Lindera benzoin, spicebush   PerennialSpicebush Swallowtail
Ruta graveolens, common rue   PerennialBlack Swallowtail
Senna obtusifolia   AnnualSleepy Orange
Wisteria frutescens, native wisteria   PerennialSilver Spotted Skipper
Zizia aurea, Golden Alexander  SpringPerennialBlack Swallowtail

Nectar Plants

Plant NameSunWaterBloom TypeAttracts
Asclepias incarnataFullLowSpring-SumPerennialAssorted pollinators
Asclepias syriacaFullLow-MedSummerAnnualPreferred plant to lay eggs on in our garden
Asclepias tuberosaFullLowSpring-SumPerennialGreat Spangled Fritillary, Monarchs, butterflies and bees
Baptisia australisFull, PartLowSpringPerennialBumble bees
Buddleia, butterfly bushFullLowSummer-FallPerennialAssorted pollinators
Dahlia, various cultivarsFullMedSpring-FallPerennialBees, Butterflies, assorted pollinators
Echinacea, various cultivarsFullLow-MedSummerPerennialSkipper butterflies, assorted pollinators
Eupatorium, Joe Pye WeedFullLowLate SummerPerennialTiger Swallowtail Magnet! Other butterflies, pollinators
Gillardia, Blanket flowerFullMedSpring-FallAnnualBees, Skippers, Assorted Pollinators
Globe amaranth, Gomphrena globosaFullMedSpring-FallAnnualAssorted Pollinators
Lantana, various cultivarsFullLowSummer-FallPerennialAssorted butterflies, pollinators
Lavender, various cultivarsFullLow-MedSpring-SumPerennialBees
Liatris, Blazing Star or GayfeatherFullLowSummerPerennialSkipper butterflies, assorted butterflies, pollinators
Monarda, BeebalmFullLow-MedSpring-SumPerennialBee and Hummingbird magnet! Assorted butterflies
Pycanthemum, mountain mintsFull-PartLowSummerPerennialPollinator magnet!
Silphium perfoliatum, cup plantFullLowSummerPerennialSkippers, Swallowtails, Brushfoots
SkullcapFullLow-MedSpring-SumPerennialAssorted pollinators
Stoke’s asterFullLow-MedSpring-SumPerennialSkipper butterfly magnet! Assorted butterflies and pollinators
StrawflowersFullLow-MedSpring-FallAnnualAssorted butterflies and pollinators
TithoniaFullLowSum-FallAnnualSwallowtail butterfly magnet!
Verbena bonariensis, Tall verbenaFull- PartLowSpring-SumPerennialSkipper butterflies, assorted pollinators
Vernonia, IronweedFullLow-MedSummerPerennialAssorted Pollinators, Large Butterflies
ZinniaFullLow-MedSummerAnnualAssorted butterflies and pollinators