Host with the Most Garden
10-plant collection

 Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) and Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpilla r


This 10-plant selection of natives will supply an abundance of vegetative food sources throughout the growing season for your hungry caterpillars. The "HOST with the MOST GARDEN" will include a variety of (4) woody trees/shrubs, (1) vine, and (5) perennials. Assortment is based upon current inventory at time of order. If you would prefer to purchase only perennials (no trees, shrubs, or vines) please let us know when ordering. The plants in this garden will thrive in a wide range of site conditions (each plant will be labeled with cultural requirements) and will fill 40-60 square feet.

The cost of the "HOST with the MOST GARDEN" will vary from $50- $105 depending on the species composition and size of containers in stock at time of order.

Below are examples of plant species that may be included in this 10-plant collection "HOST with the MOST GARDEN".


 Wild Senna (Senna marilandica)

Hosts: Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange Butterflies

 Pussy Toes (Antennaria parlinii)

Hosts: American Painted Lady Butterfly

 Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)

Hosts: Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Hairy Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis)

Hosts: Common Buckeye Butterfly

 Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Hosts: Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Hosts: Monarch Butterfly

 Common Violet (Viola papilionacea)

Hosts: Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly

 Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia)

Hosts: Banded Sphinx Moth

Aster (Syphyotrichum species)

Hosts: Pearl Crescent Butterfly

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Hosts: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly

 Indigo Bush (Amorpha fruticosa)

Hosts: Silver Spotted Skipper and Southern Dogface Butterflies

 Yellow Passion Vine (Passiflora lutea)

Hosts: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

 Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

Hosts: Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Wafer Ash (Ptelea trifoliata)

Hosts: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

 Dutchman's Pipevine (Aristolochia tomentosa)

Hosts: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

 Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

Hosts: Red Spotted Purple and Viceroy Butterflies

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Hosts: Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Hosts: IO Moth

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Hosts: Cecropia Moth

Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

Hosts: Spring Azure Butterfly

 Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

Hosts: Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

 Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Hosts: Clearwing Moths