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  1. Butterfly Garden 4th Grade Science Project Waupaca Learning Center

  2. Planning the Butterfly Garden HEIGHT- HOW TALL? Do we plant in front or back of garden? SOIL - WATER - SUN Dry soil or moist soil? How much sun does the plant need? BLOOM TIME When will we see flowers? COLOR - BEAUTY Do they look pretty next to each other? HOST or NECTAR plant?

  3. Perennial Native Prairie Plants Come back each year Take time to set roots May not flower the first year Hardy in dry soil Not always pretty to look at—”messy”

  4. New England Aster 3 – 6 feet tall Variety of Soil Types Violet/lavender Blooms late August to October Host and Nectar Plant

  5. Native Asters

  6. Yellow Coneflower 3 – 5 feet Dry soil Yellow Blooms throughout Summer Nectar Plant

  7. White Wild Indigo/Baptista 3 – 5 Feet Moist or Dry Soil White Interesting Seedpods in Winter Blooms in late Spring Nectar

  8. Blue False Indigo—non-native 3 – 4 Feet Dry Soil Purple Blooms late spring/early summer mid summer Nectar

  9. Goldenrod 3 – 5 feet Dry to moist soils Yellow-golden Dry to moist soils Nectar Plant

  10. Pale Purple Coneflower 1 – 3 feet tall Dry soil Pink Blooms late June to August Nectar Plant

  11. Purple Coneflower 1 – 3 feet Dry Soil Pink Late June to August Nectar Plant

  12. Common Milkweed 2 – 5 feet tall Average to moist soil Mauve-pink Blooms late Spring to early summer Host and Nectar Plant

  13. Meadow Blazing Star/Liatris 2 – 4 feet tall Variety of soil types Pale purple/pink/purple Mid-summer bloom Nectar Plant

  14. Siberian Iris (Not Native) • 2-3 Feet • Average Soil • Purple/Blue • Mid Summer • Nectar Plant

  15. Black Eyed Susan 1 – 3 feet tall Wide Variety of Soil Golden Yellow Blooms July to October Host and Nectar Plant

  16. Phlox 10 inches – 2 feet Rich moist soil Blue/Purple/White Blooms April to August Nectar

  17. Wild Lupine • 2 Feet • Dry sandy soil • Blue • Blooms in Spring • Host plant

  18. Butterfly Weed 1 – 3 feet tall Dry Soil Orange Blooms late spring to late summer Host and Nectar Plant

  19. Coreopsis

  20. Coreopsis 1 – 2 feet tall Sandy well-drained soil Yellow Bloom throughout summer into fall if deadheaded Nectar Plant

  21. Sweet Everlasting 10 inches – 2 ½ Feet Dry Soil White/cream colored Blooms late Summer –early Fall Host Plant

  22. Woodland Violets 4 – 8 inches Variety of Soil types Bluish purple/yellow/blue Blooms late April – may re bloom summer & fall Host Plant (Fritillaries)

  23. Mixed Wildflowers in a Garden

  24. Native Prairie Grass

  25. Prairie Dropseed Grass Native Grass 2 – 4 Feet Well drained –moderate moisture Green to golden Host to Common Wood Nymph, little wood satyr, fiery skipper

  26. Annual Plants Serve as nectar plants for butterflies Have to re-plant each year Need to weed around them to keep the garden pretty Need good soil with nutrients Need more watering during the summer

  27. Marigold

  28. Zinnia

  29. Cosmos

  30. BUTTERFLIES Your butterfly Garden may attract many different kinds of butterflies and moths.

  31. White Admiral HOST PLANTS Aspen Birch

  32. Red Admiral HOST PLANT False or Stinging Nettle

  33. Red Spotted Purple HOST PLANTS Aspen Wild Cherry

  34. Silver Bordered Fritallary HOST PLANT Violet

  35. Regal Fritallary HOST PLANT Violet

  36. Meadow Fritallary HOST PLANT Violet

  37. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail HOST PLANT Aspen

  38. American Copper HOST PLANTS Sheep sorrel, curled or bur-dock

  39. Monarch HOST PLANTS Red Milkweed Common Milkweed Butterfly weed

  40. Arctic Skipper Named for skipping flight Drab – difficult to tell which kind Host plants vary

  41. Silver Spotted Skipper HOST PLANTS Locust trees Wisteria

  42. Sachem (Skipper family) HOST PLANT Bermuda Grass

  43. Northern/Pearl Crescent Host Plant Aster

  44. Northern Cloudywing - Skipper HOST PLANTS Clover and other herbaceous legumes (pea or bean like plants)

  45. Coral Hairstreak

  46. Striped Hairstreak

  47. Columbine Duskywing

  48. Karner Blue • Host Plant • Wild Blue Lupine

  49. Northern Blue Host Plant Lupine

  50. MOTHS • A variety of moths will also be attracted to your butterfly garden