Butterfly host plants are vital for the butterfly garden! Butterflies go through a series of life cycles: egg (ova), larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis) and adult (butterfly). Host plants are important elements for your garden as they provide a place for butterflies to lay eggs and are a food source for emerging caterpillars. Most caterpillars are specific about the type of plant they eat and the butterflies will look for suitable plants on which to lay their eggs. By planting a variety of host plants you create a habitat that supports the lifecycle of many butterfly species.
The Butterfly Gardens to Go collection was developed by Michigan Native Butterfly Farm. We have a diverse product line designed to help create habitat which promotes the life cycle of butterflies ensuring that future generations will prosper. Each plant has been carefully chosen to support the most common North American butterflies through each stage of development. The plant descriptions include the butterfly it is host to.
Did you know that butterflies are important pollinators? With diminishing butterfly populations you can make a difference by planting butterfly and pollinator friendly gardens.
All of the plants at Butterfly Gardens to Go are grown without the use of harmful pesticides and are safe for butterflies and developing larva.