Planting for Pollinators

Local Guidance

Arizona Native Plant Society: Grow Native

Managing for Monarchs in the West (species list in back)

USDA: Pollinator Plants of the Desert Southwest: Native Milkweeds (Asclepias spp.)

The Southwest Monarch Study has a Monarch Habitat Restoration on Public Lands page with information about selecting and growing pollinator species in Arizona. It includes links to pdfs about planting zones and a list of species by zones.

The Pollinator Partnership created region-specific Native Pollinator Garden Recipe Cards.

Sources of Native Plants

Below are a few resources for finding vendors in Arizona that sell native plants. These lists are maintained by other conservation partners and have not been verified by the AMC. These lists may not be complete. Vendors should contact the list host about being included or editing information.

Monarch Joint Venture maintains a Milkweed and Wildflower Vendor Map of venders throughout the country that supply native, neonicotinoid-free plants or seeds.

The Southwest Monarch Study maintains a list of nurseries in the west that sell milkweed, including the species of milkweeds, and a list of upcoming plant sales.

The Xerces Society maintains a Milkweed Finder, a tool that allows the user to produce customizable lists of nurseries that sell milkweed, categorized by species and seed or live plant, for specified locations throughout the United States. 

The Arizona Native Plant Society maintains a list of Native Landscaping Partners that sell native plants in Arizona, by county.

The National Audubon Society maintains a Native Plants Database that allows the user to produce a list of suggested native plants and local nurseries that sell native plants for specified zip codes. The suggestions focus on bird habitat, but the recommended flowering plants will also typically benefit pollinators.

Plant Sales

The Southwest Monarch Study webpage maintains a list of upcoming plant sales

We will post information about plant sales when provided to us. If your organization would like us to post a plant sale you are hosting, please let us know!