Butterfly Plant Sales
Interested in attracting butterflies to your property?
The 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. Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. *Note: Plant Sale is closed for the winter months and will reopen Feb. 24, 2017*
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: Fifteen plants will be featured each week
Butterfly Plant Sale starts back up a week from Friday on Feb. 24th! We hope to see you there and keep checking back here to see what will be avaiable!
February 24 - 26th
Pentas, Egyptian Star Flower | Pentas lanceolata | Family: Rubiaceae | Origin: Arabia, northeastern Africa | Description: evergreen wildflower, may die back in winter | Flowering Season: continuous w/o frost | Exposure: full sun | Moisture: average to moist | USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-12 | Nectar Value: exceptional nectar source
Pentas, Egyptian Star Flower
Lady Margaret Passionflower | Passiflora x ‘Lady Margaret’ | Family: Passifloraceae | Origin: None (Hybrid) | Description: Perennial Vine to 15 ft. | Flowering Season: Summer to Fall | Exposure: Full sun | Moisture: Average | USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11 | Nectar Value: 1/5 Host plant for Gulf Fritillary
Lady Margaret Passionflower
African Bush Daisy | Euryops chrysanthemoides | Family: Asteraceae | Origin: South Africa | Description: Perennial shrub to 6 ft. | Flowering Season: Continuous w/o frost | Exposure: Full sun | Moisture: Average (Drought tolerant) | USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11 | Nectar Value: 4/5 Great nectar source
African Bush Daisy
Blue Eyed Grass, Purple Eyed Grass | Sisyrinchium angustifolium | Family: Iridaceae | Origin: eastern North America | Description: perennial evergreen groundcover to 12 in. | Flowering Season: spring, summer | Exposure: full sun to light shade | Moisture: average to dry, drought tolerant | USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-10 | Nectar Value: good nectar source
Blue Eyed/Purple Eyed Grass
Fennel | Foeniculum vulgare | Family: Apiaceae | Origin: Mediterranean area | Description: perennial herb | Flowering Season: spring, summer, fall | Exposure: full sun to part shade | Moisture: average, drought tolerant | USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9 as a perennial | Nectar Value: no nectar value, host plant for Black Swallowtail
Parsley | Petroselinum sp. | Family: Apiaceae | Origin: southern Europe and eastern Mediterranean | Description: biennial herb | Flowering Season: spring, summer, fall | Exposure: full sun | Moisture: average to moist | USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9 | Nectar Value: no nectar value, host plant for Black Swallowtail
Purple Firespike | Odontonema callistachyum | Family: Acanthaceae | Origin: Central America | Description: Perennial shrub to 4 ft. | Flowering Season: Spring to early Summer | Exposure: Full sun to partial shade | Moisture: Average to moist | USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11 | Nectar Value: 3/5 Good nectar source
Tropical Milkweed | Asclepias curassavica | Family: Apocynaceae | Origin: not precisely known, probably tropical America | Description: evergreen wildflower or subshrub | Flowering Season: continuous, may die back in winter | Exposure: sun to part sun | Moisture: average, drought tolerant | USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11 | Nectar Value: outstanding, also host for Monarch and Queen caterpillars
English Plantain | Plantago lancolata | Family: Plantaginaceae | Origin: Eurasia | Description: Perennial Wildflower to 1.5 ft. | Flowering Season: Spring | Exposure: Full sun | Moisture: Average (well drained) | USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9 | Nectar Value: 1/5 Host plant for Common Buckeye
Corky Stemmed Passionflower | Passiflora suberosa | Family: Passifloraceae | Origin: tropical and subtropical Americas | Description: evergreen vine, may die back in winter | Flowering Season: continuous w/o frost | Exposure: full sun to shade | Moisture: average, drought tolerant | USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11 | Nectar Value: none, primarily a host plant for the Zebra Longwing and Gulf Fritillary
Corky Stemmed Passionflower
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Help 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.
Related Butterfly Brochures
Florida Wildflowers & Butterflies
Monarchs & Milkweeds (side 1), Butterfly Larvae & Host Plants (side 2):
- Eastern U.S. (CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WI, WV, VT)
- Southeastern U.S. (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, NC, SC, TN, VA)
- Northern Great Plains (MT, ND, NE, SD, WY)
To receive printed copies of the Monarchs & Milkweeds brochure, contact Christine Eliazar at email@example.com 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 to be available September, 2016.