Minnesota Monarch Migration Fair — Preorder Form
Monarch Joint Venture and MNL are teaming up to present the Minnesota Monarch Migration Fair. This preorder form will allow you to order plants from MNL and pick-up at the event.
Event page: Minnesota Monarch Migration Fair
See description below for available plant kit options and more information about the event.
Exclusive Minnesota Monarch Migration Fair event pricing on all preorders.
Where: MNL Production Farm, 14088 State Hwy 95 NE, Foley, MN 56329
When: Sunday, August 21, Noon – 6 pm.
Learn more about the event and order your tickets here: Minnesota Monarch Migration Fair
Get a closer look at the event at the Blog page here: Minnesota Monarch Migration Fair Blog
While you’re at the farm, why not pick up some Monarch-friendly native plants for your own yard? Read about the available plant kits or full trays of Monarch-friendly species below. Preorder today and your plants will be ready for pickup at the event! Save up to $30 off our retail price on each tray when you preorder. MNL will have select Monarch-friendly species available for purchase day-of, as well as native plant consultants to answer any questions and provide helpful transplanting tips.
All plant kits include 36 native plugs; six plants of six different species. We recommend planting in a 40-60 sq. ft. area.
Monarch Special Kit
The Monarch Special Kit is designed to create the perfect environment for our orange and black winged friends. With milkweed species for the caterpillars to feast on and Fall-blooming species for nectar, they won’t be able to resist. More than just for butterflies, you will enjoy a variety of colorful blooms, as well. Best planted anywhere with plenty of sunlight any anywhere you want to see Monarch Butterflies.
Short & Tidy Kit
Perfect for small or preexisting ornamental flowerbeds, the Short & Tidy Kit is designed with compact species that don’t mind staying in one spot. This collection will provide Spring and Summer blooms in a wide range of colors while providing habitat for all types of pollinators, insects, and butterflies. Consider using as an accent under a mailbox, near a flagpole, under a post and rail fence, or even in front of your home.
Backyard Prairie Kit
Bring a touch of tall, wild, native Minnesota prairie to your home with the Backyard Prairie Kit. Specifically designed to be planted in smaller, contained areas, this kit is perfect
for back yards in town or urban settings. Expect flowers throughout the Summer and even into the Fall. The Backyard Prairie Kit will create habitat to attract all varieties of pollinators, as well as butterflies and songbirds too!
Shade Garden Kit
Perfect for yards with tall trees and plenty of shade and filtered sunlight. Expect blossoms early in the year with more arriving as Summer and Fall roll around. The Shade Garden Kit will provide an ideal environment for many varieties of insects and pollinators. Don’t be surprised if you see a hummingbird or two. Consider planting under mature trees, on the north facing side of taller buildings, and anywhere else with limited direct sunlight.
Rain Garden Kit
Designed perfectly for smaller, contained runoff areas. Enjoy bright and vibrant blossoms throughout the growing season. Expect to attract a wide variety of insects and pollinators to your rain garden, including Monarch Butterflies! Consider planting at the edge of parking lots, driveways, and any other areas with concentrated runoff.
Short Prairie Grass Kit
A versatile collection of resilient, short-statured prairie grasses, this is the perfect compliment to any of our prairie flower kits. The Short Prairie Grass Kit is designed to provide ground cover, color, texture, and a natural look and feel to help support any of our native wildflowers. Also a great habitat for many pollinators, insects, and birds. Consider planting under prairie flowers as support, or in open areas to help minimize wind and water erosion. Suitable for all ranges of sunlight and moisture.
Single Species – Full Tray
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) – Full Tray, 36 Plants
Host plant for Monarch caterpillars. A favorite of many for it’s short stature (24-36″), vibrant orange blossoms, and long bloom season.
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) – Full Tray, 36 Plants
Host plant for Monarch caterpillars. Perfect for moist to wet soil types with full sun, ranging 12-60″ in height with beautiful pink to magenta Summer to Fall blossoms.
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) – Full Tray, 36 Plants
As the staple host plant and food source for Monarch caterpillars, if there is Common Milkweed around you can bet Monarchs are too! Very rugged and able to grow in a broad range of soil and sun conditions. A prolific Milkweed species, Common Milkweed will likely spread out over time.
Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) – Full Tray, 36 Plants
Towers of pinkish-purple blossoms are not only incredibly attractive, they are Monarch magnets. A quintessential source of nectar for Monarch Butterflies.
Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) – Full Tray, 36 Plants
As it’s name suggests, this Goldenrod variety provides an abundance of showy, yellow blossoms in late Summer and Fall. Not just a favorite of Monarchs, it will also attract a wide range of bees, birds, and other butterflies. Sturdy and versatile, will grows in dry to moist soil conditions in full to partial sunlight. Height ranges from 3-5′.
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) – Full Tray, 36 Plants
A fantastic Monarch attracting species for areas of higher moisture, New England Aster will prefer wet to mesic soils with full sun to partial shade. Clusters of lavender blossoms surrounding a golden center creates one of our most iconic prairie flower looks. A fairly tall species, can reach heights of over 6′.