Butterfly Plant Sales

Interested in attracting butterflies to your property?

Butterfly on a flower at a plant saleThe Florida Museum offers native, nectar, host and accent plants for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Florida Museum's Butterfly Rainforest. Find out what species you can attract and which butterfly-attracting plants are proven winners!

Where: Outside the Museum's front entrance near the picnic area.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-5 p.m. Sun.

Prices: Plant prices start at $3 for a 4" pot and most 1-gallon pots are $6 each. Larger sizes may be available ranging from $12 to $18 for a 3-gallon pot.

Availability: Ten plants will be featured each week, along with at least one additional unannounced species.


Weekly Plant Availability:

March 6-12

Not pictured: English Plantain

March 13-19

March 20-26

Not pictured: Green Shrimp Plant

March 27-April 2

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Duval Elementary Kid's GardenHelp close the gap between urban students and nature

The Florida Museum of Natural History is raising funds and accepting plant donations for butterfly gardens in area schools.

Museum scientists partnered with Duval and Williams elementary schools to open children’s eyes to the unique metamorphosis that occurs during butterfly development and the responsibilities involved in caring for a garden. The Museum is now raising funds and requesting donations of plants to create additional butterfly gardens throughout the Alachua County area.

Read more or donate today! Donations may be made online, by visiting the Florida Museum’s plant sale or by calling the Museum Collectors Shop, 352-273-2041.

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Related Butterfly Brochures

Florida Wildflowers and Butterflies (PDF)

Monarch Butterflies - Eastern United States (PDF)

Monarchs & Milkweeds (PDF)

Butterfly Larvae & Host Plants (PDF)

To receive printed copies of the Monarchs & Milkweeds brochure, contact Christine Eliazar at celiazar@flmnh.ufl.edu or 352-392-5894. Please include your name, mailing address, quantity desired and intended purpose for the brochures. The Florida Wildflowers & Butterflies brochure is currently out of stock, but a reprinting is expected in late 2015.