Plants that attract Butterflies

Plants that attract ButterfliesThere is no insect more majestic than the butterfly. There is also no insect that people enjoy more. So it is no wonder why many homeowners are doing everything they can to attract butterflies to their yards. How? Plants, that’s how. Butterflies and plants go together like peanut butter and jelly.

“The Butterfly is a Flying Flower, The Flower a Tethered Butterfly.” – Denis Écouchard Lebrun

So, when attracting butterflies to your yard, where better to start than with a group of nectar-rich flowers, often referred to as a butterfly garden.

  1. Butterflies prefer plants with clusters of short tubular flowers.
  2. Choose colorful flowers. Butterflies are attracted to colorful groups of flowers.
  3. Provide continuous blooms throughout growing season.

Additional considerations for attracting butterflies include sunny open spaces, shelter from the wind, fresh water, and a wide variety plants, grasses, and wildflowers. By offering the right combination of the aforementioned factors, it is easy to attract and sustain a butterfly population.

Plants that attract Butterflies

Common Name Latin Name
Allium Allium
Aster Aster
Bee balm Monarda
Butterfly bush Buddleia
Catmint Nepeta
Clove Pink Dianthus
Cornflower Centaurea
Daylily Hemerocallis
False indigo Baptisia
Fleabane Erigeron
Floss flower Ageratum
Globe thistle Echinops
Goldenrod Solidago
Helen’s flower Helenium
Hollyhock Alcea
Lavender Lavendula
Lilac Syringa
Lupine Lupinus
Lychnis Lychnis
Mallow Malva
Milkweed Asclepias
Mint Mentha
Pansy Viola
Phlox Phlox
Privet Ligustrum
Purple coneflower Echinacea
Rock cress Arabis
Sage Salvia
Sea holly Eryngium
Shasta daisy Chrysanthemum
Snapdragon Antirrhinum
Stonecrop Sedum
Sweet alyssum Lobularia
Sweet rocket Hesperis
Tickseed Coreopsis
Zinnia Zinnia

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We have a great selection of plants that attract butterflies at Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater. Our experts will help you determine the right products for your unique needs.

More Tips to help attract Butterflies

  1. What butterflies are common to your area? Get to know these butterflies and their preferences. This will help you lure them to your yard.
  2. As we said before, make sure your garden is in a sunny area. Butterflies prefer to be out in sunny places.
  3. Don’t forget about caterpillars. Include plants that caterpillars feed on.
  4. Include shallow watering areas for butterflies to drink from.
  5. Butterflies need protection from the wind.
  6. Use pesticides with caution. Consult with your local nursery for pesticides that will least effect your butterfly population.
  7. Have Fun!

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Plants that attract Butterflies

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