PERENNIALS & SHRUBS
THAT ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES
Your butterfly garden should be planted in the sunniest location in your garden. Butterflies need the warmth of the sun to raise their body temperatures. Be sure to include purple, pink, yellow, and white flowers in the garden as these colors attract butterflies. Supply food (host) plants for the caterpillars to munch, as well as nectar plants for the butterflies. A small saucer of water is beneficial also for butterfly puddling.

Absolutely NO PESTICIDES should be used in a butterfly garden.

 

Perennials  (H)=Host Plant

Achillea   -Yarrow

Alcea(H)  -Hollyhock

Aquilegia(H)  -Columbine

Asclepias(H)   -Butterfly Weed

Aster(H)

Baptisia(H)   – False Indigo

Chelone(H)   – Turtlehead

Echinacea -Cone Flower

Echinops -Globe Thistle

Eupatorium(H)  -Joe Pye Weed

Gaillardia  -Blanket Flower    

Heliopsis(H)  -Sunflower

Iberis  -Candy Tuft

Lavender

Leucanthemum     -Shasta Daisy

Liatris  -Gay Feather        

Lilies                             

Lupine(H)

Monarda   -Bee Balm

Nepeta  -Catmint

Peony

Tall Phlox

 

 
Trees and Shrubs (H)=Host Plant

Alder Tree(H)

All Fruit Trees(H)                  

All Fruiting Shrubs(H)

Azalea

Birch Tree

Butterfly Bush

Clethra

Dogwood(H)

Lilac(H)

Maple Tree

Mockorange

Oak Tree

Potentilla

Pussywillow

Redbud Tree

Serviceberry(H)

Spirea

Viburnum(H)

Weigela

Willow(H)