Monarch Magic Collection

Create beautiful butterfly habitat for our Monarch butterflies as they migrate across North America. Our selection of five Monarch butterfly favorites will help feed these important pollinators from spring to fall, providing essential support to our traveling friends. One plant each of five perennials: Asclepias syriaca, Asclepias incarnata, Aster novi-belgii ‘Prof. Kippenberg, Aster Lady in Black, and Liatris aspera
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature HeightAsclepias incarnata - 3-4' tall
Asclepias syriaca - 3-4' tall
Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg - 40-48" tall
Aster alpinus- 12" tall
Liatris mucronata- 36" tall
Mature SpreadAsclepias incarnata - 3' wide
Asclepias syriaca - 24-30" wide
Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg - 18-24" wide
Aster alpinus - 6-12" wide
Liatris mucronata - 12-15" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to mid fall
ShippingShipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019 Learn More…
SizeCollection of 5
SKUHC017135

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Monarch butterflies need our help and now we can provide it, AND, add a beautiful perennial collection to our gardens. Our 5-plant Monarch Magic Collection includes Rose (Swamp) Milkweed, providing essential food and support for Monarch caterpillars. Additionally, 2 late summer blooming Aster varieties (First Snow and Alpine Lady in Black) will provide needed nectar for traveling butterflies. Lastly, Common Milkweed and Liatris mucronata are true butterfly magnet and a favorite of Monarchs, supplying nectar during late summer to fall. These native perennials are easy-to-grow, long-lived, drought tolerant garden plants that will add natural beauty and enjoyment as you watch the butterflies fill up!

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SKUHC017135
Item Package Size
Collection of 5
Common Name
Monarch Magic Collection
Botanical Name
Monarch Magic Collection
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Mature Height
Asclepias incarnata - 3-4' tall
Asclepias syriaca - 3-4' tall
Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg - 40-48" tall
Aster alpinus- 12" tall
Liatris mucronata- 36" tall
Mature Spread
Asclepias incarnata - 3' wide
Asclepias syriaca - 24-30" wide
Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg - 18-24" wide
Aster alpinus - 6-12" wide
Liatris mucronata - 12-15" wide
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Growing Aster (Aster)
These are late summer/fall blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide an ample late season nectar supply for butterflies and bees. As such, they are an indispensible perennial for late season color and for feeding migrating Monarchs. Asters are resistant to browsing rabbits.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • They grow well in most any type of soil including clay.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials as well as gravel when planted in a xeriscape.
  • Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. Some species are more xeric.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun. Some varieties will stretch in too much shade
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
  • Special comments:
  • Species that spread to form wide growing clumps can be divided in mid-spring.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Deadheading is not necessary, but will reduce re-seeding of seed-grown varieties.
  • Leave standing over the winter months and cut back hard to 1 to 2" above the ground.
  • If foliage becomes affected with mildew at the end of the growing season, cut back to the ground and remove the leaves/stems to the compost pile or trash.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 16th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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