Native Iowa Prairie plants

Asked September 28, 2016, 12:43 PM EDT

I would like to start a backyard prairie garden-- on my hill/slope in my back yard....Would like some suggestions on the plants to use. Want to use some to attract birds-butterflies-dragonflies-hummingbirds--ETC. Suggestions???

Kossuth County Iowa

1 Response

The publications at the following websites should be helpful.

Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes
https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/neonicotinoids/PDF/ProtectPollinatorsInLandscape_FINAL-LowRes.pdf

Gardening for Butterflies and Pollinators
https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Gardening-for-Butterflies-and-Pollinators

In regards to a source of plant material, Prairie Moon Nursery (https://www.prairiemoon.com/) sells a wide variety of native plants.