Meadow Blazingstar---the Ultimate Monarch Magnet! The crimson-red buds burst open to reveal brilliant purplish-pink flowers that are irresistible to Monarch butterflies and many other pollinators. Meadow Blazingstar's widely-branched and numerous individual flowers bloom over an extended period of time. The seeds are a Goldfinch favorite. Hardy to Zones 3 - 6.
Red-Spotted Purple ~~ Another Swallowtail look-alike, Red-Spotted Purple butterflies are dark beauties whose open wings have a blue iridescence. Like Mourning Cloaks, the adults have nontraditional tastes, often feeding from rotting fruit, tree sap, and animal droppings. Like many common caterpillars, attract Red-Spotted Purples to your yard with willows.