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 tuberosa - 15-18" tall
Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg - 40-48" tall
Aster alpinus- 12" tall
Liatris mucronata- 36" tall
Mature SpreadAsclepias incarnata - 3' wide
Asclepias tuberosa - 15-18" 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
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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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, Butterfly Weed 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
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Mature Height
Asclepias incarnata - 3-4' tall
Asclepias tuberosa - 15-18" tall
Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg - 40-48" tall
Aster alpinus- 12" tall
Liatris mucronata- 36" tall
Mature Spread
Asclepias incarnata - 3' wide
Asclepias tuberosa - 15-18" 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.
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