Attracting Butterflies

Attracting Butterflies

It can be very rewarding to attract nature to your yard. Attracting butterflies can be easy by planting sunny areas with large masses of colorful flowers. For the perfect butterfly garden, plant taller shrubs and trees in the back to provide shelter. Then, add colorful annuals and perennials in the middle section. In the very front, plant low growing plants such as lavender, pansies, and dianthus.

Annuals
Ageratum
Aster
Dahlia
Hollyhock
Impatiens
Marigold
Morning Glory
Nasturtium
Pansy
Snapdragon
Sunflowers
Verbena
Zinnias

Perennials
Achillea (Yarrow)
Aster
Astilbe (False Spirea)
Bergenia Purpurascens
Centranthus (Jupiters Beard)
Coreopsis (Tickseed)
Daisy, Shasta
Delphinium
Dianthus
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)
Lavendula (lavender)
Liatris (gayfeather)
Lupine
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Papaver (Poppy)
Tall Phlox
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan/ Coneflower)
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
Sedum
Solidago (Goldenrod)

Shrubs
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Cornus (Dogwood)
Forsythia
Rose
Sorbea
Spirea
Syringa (Lilac)
Viburnum
Weigela
Trees
Crataegus (Hawthorn)
Malus (Crabapple)
Prunus (cherry or Plum)
Salix (Willow)
Sorbus (Mountain Ash)
Tilia (Linden)