Butterfly Bushes, Monarch butterfly

Welcome To ButterflyBushes.com

(Rose Franklin's Perennials)

We Grow Butterfly Bushes and Perennials
especially those that attract hummingbirds 
and butterflies to the garden.

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Rose Franklin's Perennials
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Our perennial nursery is located in Spring Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania. For more about our nursery, please visit the 'About Us' page.

We ARE permitted to ship plants to the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana,  Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. We cannot ship to other destinations as federal and state regulations prohibit this. Please do not order plants from this web site if you do not live in one of the states listed above. We will not ship your order and will charge you a $3.00 service charge to cancel your order and refund your payment.

Please Visit Our Pages:

Butterfly Bushes Butterfly Nectar Plants Butterfly Host Plants Milkweed Plants Hummingbird Plants Flowering Shrubs Save the Monarch Butterfly Photos More Perennials A-G More Perennials H-O More Perennials P-Z Butterfly Rearing Kits Butterflies for Weddings Feeders, Books, etc. Butterfly Jewelry Articles F.A.Q. Order Form About Us Plant Index Press Room

During the shipping season (May thru October), our Facebook fans will receive notification of special promotions being offered on our web site. They will also be periodically updated on which plants are especially nice at that particular time (making these plants a better buy at that particular time).

     You will find hundreds of plant nurseries on the Internet. Only a few though, might offer higher quality butterfly bushes and perennials at prices lower than ours. Along with striving to produce high quality perennials at competitive prices, we also try hard to offer many garden worthy perennials that are often difficult to find at other plant nurseries. Also offered on our web site are  lots of articles on butterfly gardening. To access them, just visit the 'Articles' page of the web site. I hope you enjoy your visit to our web site!    Rose Franklin

You're Invited to
Open House at

Rose Franklin's Perennials

107 Butterfly Lane
Spring Mills, PA 16875

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

While we are not generally open to walk-in customers, we are allowing gardeners to come visit, browse, and purchase plants the last weekend of May.

Here’s what you’ll find at our Open House:

~  Discounted prices on many of our plants. ~ A free gift for every adult who attends.~
Complimentary snacks and drink. ~  

We'll have a special selection of perennials priced at just $3.50 each, 3 for $9.00

   Although there won’t be many perennials blooming yet in our gardens, you’ll be welcome to stroll around our property and look at the many gardens which are greening up and preparing to gift us with another season of beauty and fragrance.

   The prime blooming period at our place is July and August, so if you like what you see at our Open House, you might want to come visit again in July when we offer our ‘Gardening for Butterflies’ presentations. Presentation dates will be posted soon on the home page of our web site.

Driving Directions to Rose Franklin’s Perennials:

Located in central Pennsylvania, our nursery is just 30 minutes from State College, Bellefonte, or Milroy.

From Centre Hall:  at the intersection of Route 45 and Route 144, take Route 45 East (toward Millheim).  Go approximately 5 1/2 miles and turn right onto Kline Road.  Go 1 mile and turn left onto Penns Creek Road.  Go almost 2 miles and turn right onto Spruce Lane.  Our nursery will be the fourth place on the left (where Spruce Lane and Butterfly Lane intersect).

* Kline Road would be easy to miss. Look for it in the small village of Penn Hall, between the first two houses on the right.

Plant Purchases: Cash or check only. No credit card sales.

   This Internet-based nursery will soon be for sale. My husband, Andy Smith, is now in his early seventies and I'm a bit beyond my mid sixties. Both of us have health issues and neither of us have the strength or stamina we had 10 or 15 years ago. We have decided to ease into retirement by offering this portion of the business, ButterflyBushes.com, for sale and cutting back production and shipping to just that of Monarchs and milkweed plants . We'll be offering Monarchs and milkweed on a newly created web site, Monarchs-And-Milkweed.com, which is up and running now. 
   I don't know yet what the asking price will be for this business (left over inventory and a web site with a well established customer base), and won't know until I contact an attorney for suggestion, but my guess is that the selling price will be at least $20,000. If you are a nurseryman who has an interest in growing and selling hummingbird and butterfly attracting plants, you'd like to have a busy Internet store front, and you are willing and able to pay the price, please email me so I can add your name to the list of people whom we should contact next fall (2019) when we will be serious in our search for a buyer.
   During 2018 and 2019, I will work on building a customer base at Monarchs-And-Milkweed.com so that Andy and I will have something to do for a few more years before leaping into total retirement.
   This web site, ButterlyBushes.com, has been my baby for almost 20 years and it will be hard to hand the reins over to someone else, but hand the reins over, I must. It's time to ease toward the transition to permanent retirement.
Rose Franklin

butterfly gardening, butterfly attracting plants Fast Track BUTTERFLY GARDENING   (August, 2012)

                                          by Rose Franklin

Within the pages of this book you will learn how to design and plant a nectar-rich butterfly garden, identify many of the butterflies that visit your garden, lure butterflies to your property for egg-laying, and lots more.

Book format: 8.5" X 11"; 104 pages; over 100 color photos.


We do not publish a printed catalog.
Our inventory of butterfly bushes and perennials changes on a regular basis during the growing season (May thru October). The plant species we offer in May differs from what we offer in July, and what we offer in July is different from what we offer in September. Because our inventory changes from month to month, a catalog just would not work for our business. Our web site functions as our catalog.


We ship our butterfly bushes and perennials from May through October and offer two ways to order:
(1) Use our on-line shopping cart  which utilizes secure PayPal payment or  (2) Print our on-line order form, fill it out, and then mail it to us, along with your payment (personal check or money order).
The nursery is not open to walk-in customers. All of our sales are via the web site.
We do not accept phone orders.
Before ordering from us, please be sure you live in a state that we are permitted to ship plants to (list posted above). Do not order from us if your state is not among the states we can ship to. If we are not permitted to ship to your state, we will not ship your order and will charge you a $3.00 service charge to cancel your order and return your payment. 

Using our online shopping cart, these shipping charges will be added to your order at time of checkout:
Orders totaling $10.00 or less.....Shipping Charge is $6.95
Orders totaling $10.01 - $35.00.....Shipping Charge is $8.50
Orders totaling $35.01 - $75.00.....Shipping Charge is $12.50
Orders totaling $75.01 - $100.00......Shipping Charge is $17.00
$100.01 & up.....$28.00

Fast Track Butterfly Gardening:  Wholesale Pricing for Resellers:

12  Fast Track BUTTERFLY GARDENING books @$15.00 = $180.00   plus $17.00 shipping             
24  Fast Track BUTTERFLY GARDENING books @$14.00 = $336.00   plus $17.00 shipping              

Rose Franklin's Perennials
107 Butterfly Lane      Spring Mills, PA  16875

(814) 422-8968        Email:  RoseFranklin@aol.com

During our busy shipping season (May 1 thru September 30), please email, don't call.

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Revised: February 13, 2018.