Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan
Prairie Blazing Star/Liatris
Prairie Blazing Star/Liatris

Native Plants are VALUABLE for POLLINATORS.

Native Plants, also known as "prairie plants" have grown in Iowa years before humans arrived.

Advantages for Native Plantings:

  • They thrive in local conditions. They survive winter cold, summer heat, drought and high winds.
  • When they are established, they require little to no additional water or fertilization.
  • They resist or tolerate most insect pests and disease.
  • They provide season-long color and interest.
  • They are excellent pollinators: serving as host plants for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.
  • Natives are excellent to help prevent erosion and air pollution.
  • They provide shelter and food for wildlife.
Pollinator Garden @ Noelridge Gardens
Pollinator Garden @ Noelridge Gardens