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Painted Lady Nectar Seed Collection

SKU: AM017189
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The Painted Lady Nectar Collection attracts gorgeous painted lady butterflies to your garden with a variety of pollen-rich and host plants that are necessary to their survival. This easy-to-grow collection features one biennial (Hollyhock) and four perennials (Liatris, Joe-Pye Weed, Ironweed and New England Aster) that offer up a source of food and habitat for painted lady butterflies.
key features
Botanical Name
Alcea rosea, Aster novae-angliae, Eupatorium fistulosum, Liatris spicata, Vernonia gigantea
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
covers approximately 100 square feet
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings


The Painted Lady Nectar Collection Nectar collection includes Hollyhocks, Liatris, Joe-Pye Weed, Ironweed and New England Aster to help attract, feed and provide breeding grounds for these gorgeous butterflies.

Native Ironweed blooms in mid to late summer and asks a host plant for painted ladies to lay their eggs. Hollyhock, a biennial, is a gorgeous blooming variety and also acts as a host plant for larvae. Native Joe-Pye Weed, Liatris, and New England Aster are nectar-rich food sources for painted ladies and bloom from summer into the fall. This long-lasting collection can be planted in the spring or the fall and starts blooming in the second season, providing a habitat for painted lady butterflies for years to come.

What's in this Mix

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Alcea rosea Hollyhock Annual Mix 71" Summer
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster Perennial Purple 60" Fall
Eupatorium fistulosum Joe Pye Weed Perennial Lavender 96" Summer, Fall
Liatris spicata Blazing Star Perennial Purple 48" Summer, Fall
Vernonia gigantea Ironweed Perennial Purple 108" Summer, Fall
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