This is the best time of the year to make new plans for your garden. When you are thinking of wich kind of plants you want to have in your garden this year why don’t you think of those who attract butterflies and with beautiful flowers the same time !. Besides Budleia who is famous for attracting butterflies there so many more plants that do the same job for us.
Adult butterflies are crazy for this delicately fragrant flower.
Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons). Lupine is the butterfly hostess with the mostest.
Purple Sage (Salvia ‘Celestial Blue’). This hybrid loves extreme heat and is great for the sunny areas of your garden. In addition to butterflies, swallowtails adore the nectar of its amazing blue blooms.
Desert Agave (Agave deserti). Agave’s spikes are dramatic, but where are the blooms we all expect butterflies to love? Butterflies adore the little yellow flowers that emerge from agave’s 15-foot blooming stems. Of course, agaves love dry, exposed areas.
Narrow-Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis). If you live in a cooler climate, milkweed may be more suitable to your garden.
California Yarrow (Achillea millefolium var. californica). One of the few plants that can tolerate swamps as well as it tolerates drought, yarrow enjoys a variety of soil from clay to sandy loam — and the butterflies love it.
Provides a safe home for the Buckeye Butterfly.
Joaquin Sunflower (Bidens laevis). This daring daisy attracts Mormon Metalmark and a variety of other butterflies. Can you imagine the stir the friendly, yellow blooms of the daisy would cause when paired with a little lavender Lupine?
- Butterfly on Flowers (Perhaps) – Tanzania – Lee Peiling (photobotos.com)
- Florida’s State Butterfly: The Zebra Longwing (serenityspell.com)
- Butterflies threaten crops in Nelson (radionz.co.nz)
- The Best Flowers for Full Sun (proflowers.com)