Monarch caterpillar on butterfly weed. Photo: Bruce Schuette

Get Your Monarch Garden in a Box Kit at STL Great MonArch Migration Event Sept 25

September 7, 2021 | News

The National Park Service and the City of St. Louis have invited our Grow Native! professional members to sell pre-ordered native plants and deliver them to the Gateway Arch National Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Gateway Arch National Park is hosting the Great MonArch Migration Event 2021 in conjunction with a reduced fee to go to the top of the Arch. The event organizers would like people to have the opportunity to purchase a “Monarch Garden in a Box” set of plants to take home and plant.

The “Monarch Garden in a Box” will include 9 plants from the “St. Louis Monarch Mix Plant List” (see graphic below)–the mix of the plants made up of at least 3 milkweed plants and an assortment of 6 other pollinator-friendly plants. The boxes will be pre-made; no special requests for certain species can be made. You must pre-order and pre-pay through participating Grow Native! professional member, Papillon Perennials by Thursday, September 23rd. There will be no extra plants available for purchase on the day of. The plant boxes will be available for pick up at 11 N. 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 (between the old courthouse and the Gateway Arch) on September 25th from 10 AM until 12 PM. Contact Papillon Perennials for separate pick-up options if needed.

Order your box for $30 from participating Grow Native! professional member Papillon Perennials by calling 636-273-9688.

This is not a Missouri Prairie Foundation/Grow Native! event. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Catherine Werner with the City of St. Louis at wernerc@stlouis-mo.gov or visit the event site here.

Monarch Mix Plant List

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