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Save the Monarch Butterfly!







Among our hottest items this year have been three varieties of Asclepias. These milkweeds are vital for the propagation of monarch butterflies, whose worldwide numbers are dwindling dramatically. We sell Showy Milkweed (A. Speciosa), Tropical Milkweed (A. Curassavica), and Narrowleaf Milkweed (A. Fascicularis). In addition to providing sustenance to monarchs, these plants also attract other butterflies and hummingbirds. Our old friends at Magic Growers and our new friends at Mariposa Gardens supply us with these beauties!


Also known as Passionfruit. With lots of delicious fruit for salads, sherbets or eating right out of hand, the intricate 3.5" flowers will delight you and the Gulf Fritillaries from early summer through fall. Wait until the fruit darkens to purple and drops from the vine before eating. You can leave the fruit to ripen further for a sweeter taste, or add sugar. Evergreen and quick growing, ‘Frederick’ can easily reach 15' high and wide but can be made smaller by cutting back to 1' in winter. It’s is one of the hardiest of the Passifloras, surviving winter wet and brief frosts (to 20 degrees F) with grace, going semi-deciduous. Takes heat well, too! An annual side-dress of compost will keep it lush and happy. Self-pollinating. Does not self-sow. Sun/part Sun, average water.

BELLEFONTAINE NURSERY IS A FULL SERVICE NURSERY with a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to assist you. We are delighted to share our favorite plant suggestions or help you select a plant to fill the tricky spots in any garden. Whether you need assistance in diagnosing a plant that is not doing so well or information about the right planting mix for your new bed, talk to us... our years of experience are available to you for the asking.

SPECIAL ORDERS: Bellefontaine is ready, willing and able to fill your special orders. Maybe you're looking for a hard to find plant for indoors or out, or perhaps you need 50 five gallon Prunus Carolina for your new hedge... we can help. Additionally, most of our planters and containers can be special-ordered, as there are many more styles/colors available than we are able to display.

FREE DELIVERY is available within the local area; check with us for the minimum order. 

GIFT SHOP AND COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP: Our gift shop offers many items for the home and garden, perfect items for garden enthusiasts. Throughout the year we feature unique and fun decorations for the holidays and stock many items that are perfect host/hostess gifts, which we are happy to wrap for you.

DESIGN PROFESSIONALS: We work with several landscaping professionals to provide the best quality plants for all jobs, large or not so large. Landscapers and Designers welcome.