Saturday, April 20, 2013

Nectar Plants for a Butterfly Garden, Part 2

Part 2 of my Butterfly Garden Posts from my Foxes Earth blog © 2005-2006.



Tiger Swallowtail on Stokesia



  RECOMMENDED BUTTERFLY GARDEN NECTAR PLANTS

  • PERENNIAL PLANTS
     
    • Black eyed susan (Rudbeckia species)
       
    • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
       
    • Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
       
    • Coreopsis (Coreopsis species)
       
    • Daisy, Shasta (Chrysanthemum maximum)
       
    • Daylily (Hemerocallis species)
       
    • Gayfeather (Liatris species)
       
    • Goldenrod (Solidago species)
       
    • Hibiscus (Hibiscus species)
       
    • Ironweed (Vernonia species)
       
    • Lantana (Lantana camara, L. species)
       
    • Milkweed (Asclepias species)
       
    • Passion flower (Passiflora species)
       
    • Phlox (Phlox paniculata, P. carolina)
       
    • Sage (Salvia leucantha; Salvia species)
       
    • Sedum (Sedum species)
       
    • Verbena (Verbena species)
       
    • Yarrow (Achillea species)
       
       
      • TREES AND SHRUBS
         
        • Azalea (Rhododenron )

        • Blueberry (Vaccinium species)
           
        • Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince)
           
        • Clerodendron bungeii
           
        • Hawthorn (Crataegus species)
           
        • Mock orange (Philadelphus species)
           
        • Pear (Pyrus communis)
           
        • Plum (Prunus species)
           
        • Redbud (Cercis)
           
        • Rose of sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
           
        • Silverling (Baccharis species)
           
        • Spiraea (Spiraea species)
           
        • Viburnum (Viburnum species)
           
        • Vitex
           
           
          • ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS
             
            • Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)
               
            • Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana)
               
            • Marigold, French (Tagetes patula)
               
            • Mexican sunflower (Tithonia species)
               
            • Sunflower (Helianthus species)
               
            • Verbena (Verbena species)
               
            • Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
  • OTHER PLANTS THAT BUTTERFLIES VISIT HERE:

    • Larkspur
    • Stokesia
    • Sweet William, other dianthus
    • Pentas
    • Porterweed
    • Erigeron (Daisy Fleabane)
    • Pearly Everlastings (Rabbit Tobacco)
    • Agalinis (Wild Foxglove)
    -- these last are among my personal favorites. The last 3 are wildflowers.

    Brown Unknown Butterfly on Echinacea

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                                                                                
     

    2 comments:

    1. Glad you re-posted this. I needed to be reminded of the butterflies needs.

      It seems the last few years they have been scarce here.

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    2. I'm happy that I have most of the flowers you listed in my garden!

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    I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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