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Top 10 Easy-to-Grow Perennial Nectar Plants that bloom during regular school year.


 

Top 10 Easy-to-Grow Perennial Nectar Plants that bloom during regular school year:


Gregg’s Blue Mist (Conoclinium greggii) Queen and Monarch magnet. 4-STARS


Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) w/o milky-sappy stems, monarch butterfly host plant



Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus ‘var. wrightii’) host plant



Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) sulphurs, skippers; spring bloom and fall bloom



Salvia (Salvia greggii) hummingbirds and butterflies, small shrub; usually spring to fall blooms



Shrubby Boneset (Ageratina havanensis) White Mistflower

Amazing shrub, that blooms only 2-3 months in fall with tiny white flowers.

Covered in hundreds of Red Admirals, Texas Crescentspots, Hairstreak butterflies, some beetles, native bees and other flying pollinators.



Texas Aster (Aster Texanus) fall bloomer, host plant for Pearly Crescentspot butterfly



Texas Lantana (Lantana urticoides) spring-fall blooms; butterflies, hummingbirds,

Sphinx moths,… Lantana Scrub Hairstreak butterfly host plant



Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii) hummingbirds; white skipper host plant



Mexican Flame Vine, Trumpet Vine, Coral Vine, and Passion Flower Vine



 

Other Easy Nectar Plants: Anise Hyssop, Catmint, Beardtongue or Penstemon, Bee Balm

Other Easy Host Plants: Rue, Dill, Fennel, Parsley, Pipevine

Easy to Grow Annuals: zinnias, cosmos, gomphrena, marigolds, snapdragons

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