About Us

Hello! Thanks for stopping by butterflybushes.com. We're glad you're here and hope that we can be your first choice for plants and flowers for butterfly gardens.

Who we are

Butterflybushes.com was founded by Rose Franklin in central Pennsylvania in the early days of the internet as a source for butterfly bushes and other shrubs and perennials that attract butterflies. When she and her husband Andy decided to go into semi-retirement in 2019, we - the folks behind GreatGardenPlants.com - purchased the web address and relaunched the online store with a new look, new plants, and tons of new information about gardening for pollinators.

All of us are life-long gardeners who are just as passionate about butterfly and hummingbird gardens as you are, and we want to give you not just the plants to do it, but also the know-how. We still get a thrill every time we find a new caterpillar in the garden or see a new butterfly visiting, and we want to share that feeling with you. 

Wondering what Rose and Andy are up to since selling butterflybushes.com? They're still running their monarchs and milkweed site, where you can purchase butterflies, butterfly eggs, and of course, milkweed.

Where we are

We are located in beautiful West Michigan, just nine miles as the crow (or butterfly!) flies from the shores of Lake Michigan. Our facilities are not open to the public, but if you are in the Grand Haven/Holland/Grand Rapids/Muskegon area and want to save on shipping by picking up your order, just give us a call and we'll set it up.