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

Gardening for Butterflies and Pollinators

In regards to a source of plant material, Prairie Moon Nursery ( sells a wide variety of native plants.