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