Welcome To ButterflyBushes.com

(Rose Franklin's Perennials)

We Grow Perennials
and specialize in growing plants 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

 Important Note   We are able to ship plants to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, 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 Hydrangeas, Herbs 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 posted 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 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!

Butterfly Enthusiasts are cordially invited to attend

Rose Franklin's
Gardening For Butterflies

~  Saturday, July 18  ~  Sunday, July 19 ~

~  Saturday, July 25  ~  Sunday, July 26  ~ 

Whichever day you attend, the schedule is the same:  The day begins at 11:00 AM  with a free 45-minute presentation on How To Attract Butterflies To Your Property. Participants will then be welcome to explore our butterfly gardens and  tour the butterfly nursery (where we hand rear hundreds of butterflies every summer) and butterfly flight room (where numerous species of PA native butterflies fly, nectar on flowers, and lay eggs). 
In our plant nursery (which is not generally open to walk-in customers), we will be offering some hard-to-find butterfly attracting plants for your own garden, some of which will be discount priced from noon 'til 4 PM.   
Plant Purchases: Cash or check only. No credit card sales.  
A light complimentary lunch will be served at noon.

Please bring a lawn chair if you have one.  Please do not bring children under the age of 5.

Guests may arrive an hour early to explore the outdoor gardens.  Photography permitted.

Please check our website the day before the scheduled dates to verify that the program is still being offered. 

An unexpected emergency could cause cancellation.

Rose's new book, Fast Track BUTTERFLY GARDENING, is available now on Amazon.com. Order your copy soon!

Within the pages of the 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.

If you live in one of the states we are permitted to ship plants to, and you are placing an order for plants, simply click on the book's 'Add To Cart' button on the 'Butterfly Nectar Plants page. The book will then be shipped with your plants.

If you are a retailer who wishes to purchase books for resale, please scroll down for ordering.

Looking for a guest speaker for one of your upcoming meetings? 

Rose Franklin now offers two PowerPoint slide show presentations for Pennsylvania-based garden club, school, day care, scout, and nature groups. 
The presentations are available to groups of 20 to 60 participants and may be scheduled for dates between October and March.
Choose between these two presentations:

Butterflies 101: An Introduction to the anatomy, life cycle, and behaviors of common PA butterflies.

Designed for younger audiences (and adults who know little about butterflies), this educational PowerPoint presentation explains what butterflies are and describes their life cycle. It includes both slides and video clips. The presentation lasts about 60 minutes and includes a 10 minute Q&A session.

Gardening for Butterflies in Pennsylvania

Designed for adult audiences (even children over the age of 12), this fast-paced slide presentation shows participants how to quickly attract butterflies to their properties. It also pictures many of the butterflies that will likely be attracted to a residential butterfly garden.  The presentation lasts about 60 minutes and includes a 10 minute Q&A session.

Fee (per presentation):  $125.00 (on-site or off-site), plus $.50 per mile for every mile beyond 30 miles of Spring Mills, Centre County, PA (where Rose resides).

To have Rose as a guest speaker at one of your meetings, please email her at RoseFranklin@aol.com with 'Guest Speaker' in the subject line, or call her at 814-422-8968.

We do not publish a printed catalog.
Our inventory of 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 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

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

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Revised: July 05, 2015.