Whitecliff Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

Located at 9245 Whitecliff Ln, Crestwood, MO 63126, the Whitecliff Butterfly and Pollinator Garden is an effort to not only draw butterflies and pollinators to the park, but also to educate Crestwood residents on the process of creating their own gardens.

We use a mixture of native, cultivars and annuals to bring and feed butterflies and pollinators to our garden. The garden was only started last year and needed a lot of renovation and removal of some invasive plants.

Below is a list of plants we planted in our first year or were already planted.

Asclepias currassavica
Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias tuberosa
Boehmeria cylindrica – False Nettle
Bronze Fennel
Coreopsis – Lanceleaf
Echinacea purpurea
Japanese Anemone
Lantana – Star Landing and Miss Huff (may return)
Leucanthemum x superbum – Shasta Daisy
Lychnis chalcedonica – Maltese Cross
Nepeta – Catnip
Penstemon digitalis
Ruta graveolens – Rue
Shasta Daisy
Slender Mountain Mint
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, New England Aster – Purple Dome
Verbena bonareinsis – tall verbena

Plants To Be Added in 2017

Agastache seedlings
Allium ‘Millenium’
Antennaria Pussy Toes
Asclepias speciosa
Buddleia davidii – Butterfly Bush
Coreopsis – Moonbeam
Dianthus – Jolt
Hydrangea paniculata – grandiflora
Joe Pye Weed
Liatris – Blazing Star
Lindera benzoin Spicebush
Lobelia Cardinalis
Mertensia virginica – Virginia bluebells
Nepeta – Catnip
Partridge Pea
Phlox paniculata
Rudbeckia fulgida
Rudbeckia fulgida fulgida
Salvia – Black and blue – put next to building
Salvia cocinea – Lady in Red
Sedum – Carl
Senna marilandica – Wild Senna
Solidgo rigida – Stiff Goldenrod
Verbena hastata – Blue Vervain
Vernonia p. – Ironweed
Wild Sweet William
Zinnia – Northern Lights
Zinnia – uproar rose.
Zinnia angustifolia
Zinnia – Profusion
Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander

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1 Response to Whitecliff Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

  1. botanicalann says:

    Familiar with many of these natives and others plants from my days at Sugar Creek. They have so many natives. There’s a great focus on those these days……Working at SC as been most informative and still working there this year. Come see us!


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