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Plant Theses for the Monarch Butterfly!
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The flower heads are about 3/4″ wide, made up of a cluster of 30-100 disk flowers. The heads appear in rounded buttons that extend out from the stem on little branches. They bloom from top to bottom.
The Meadow Blazing Star is a magnificent Monarch feeding station!! Often called a “Monarch magnet,” this flower attracts these butterflies like no other! One stalk of flowers can have 35 or more butterflies on it at a time. If you are a Monarch fan this plant is a must have!
There is no better way to help preserve the Monarch Butterfly than by planting Meadow Blazing Star and other plants in the Composite Family to feed the Adult stage of the butterfly. Also make sure to plantÂ Milkweeds, such as, the Red Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) to feed the larval stage of the butterfly!
Other Name: Monarch Magnet, Rocky Mountain Blazing Star