Monarch Waystations: Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats

Monarch Waystation #4969
"National Geographic Society"
Washington, DC 20036 U.S.A

Registrant: National Geographic Society
Certified: 6/22/2011
Updated: 7/19/2011
Type: Urban
Location: Business
Size: Medium (200-499 sq ft)

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Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants):
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) , Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) , Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Additional Annual/Biennial Plants:
Other Annuals or Biennials

Additional Perennial Plants:
Bee Balm (Monarda spp.) , Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) , Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.) , Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.) , Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum) , Phlox (Phlox spp.) , Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Plant Density (Shelter):
11-20 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

Sustainable Management:
Add other features (e.g.- fruit feeders, bee nesting boxes, other host plants, etc.) , Amend the soil (add nutrients or other materials) to achieve proper conditions before planting , Eliminate the use of insecticides , Manage the density of the plot by thinning (removing plants to minimize crowding) , Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water , Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand , Remove invasive species from the site , Water the plot as needed to maintain growth