Fall Blooming Nectar Plants

As Monarch butterflies migrate south, as well as the many other species that migrate south in the fall, they need nectar to give them strength for their journey. What are some fall blooming nectar plants we can add to our gardens and yards?

First, consider annuals that can be planted late in the season to give a final burst of bloom before the first frost.

Second, as soon as they are available in the fall, plant cold tolerant annuals and perennials, such as dianthus and calendula.

Depending upon where you live, there will be plants that bloom in late fall. Check with your county agent, local nurseries, and garden clubs to find out which plants will bloom in cool fall weather.