Make plans for Attrackting More Butterflies to Your Garden.

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.

Agastache urticifolia
Agastache urticifolia

Adult butterflies are crazy for this delicately fragrant flower.

Lupinus albifrons
Lupinus albifrons

Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons). Lupine is the butterfly hostess with the mostest.

Salvia celestial blue
Salvia celestial blue

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.

Amorpha fruticosa
Amorpha fruticosa

False or Desert Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa). If you are hoping to see what goes into the making of a butterfly, plant False Indigo. Southern Dogface Butterfly larvae rely on it for food.

Agave deserti
Agave deserti

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.

Asclepias fascicularis
Asclepias fascicularis

Narrow-Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis). If you live in a cooler climate, milkweed may be more suitable to your garden.

Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium

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.

Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Provides a safe home for the Buckeye Butterfly.

Bidens laevis
Bidens laevis

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?

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