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Perennials Which are Loved by Butterflies

Posted on: August 17, 2011

Butterflies not only add beauty to our garden but they also provide services of pollinating flowers. During their entire life cycle, butterflies need a variety of plants. To fulfill their needs, you are required to provide them with right plants. Here in this article, I am providing you a list of some perennials which you can grow in your garden. These perennials will surely make butterflies flock to your garden.

Bee Balm

As its name suggests, bee balm attracts bees but at the same time, this perennial attract butterflies. These plants produce pink, purple or red flowers which are arranged in whirling clusters. Being hummingbird magnets, these perennials do best when they are provided with moist soil.

Black-eyed Susan

Blooming from summer to cold, black-eyed susan is a popular perennial as well as an exceptional resource of nectar for butterflies. Butterflies including swallowtails and monarchs are especially attracted towards these perennials.

Garden Phlox

This perennial produces flowers in clusters which grow atop of dark green leaves on vertical stems. They are very attractive and fragrant and need full sun to thrive. Garden Phlox provides nectar to butterflies in summer and fall. Grow these plants and you will see different kinds of butterflies in your garden.

Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower is drought tolerant as well as handles poor soil conditions. It produces yellow and red bi-color flowers from May to frost. You can easily grow these flowers as they require low maintenance. They attract swallowtails, whites and sulphurs.

Butterfly Weed

This perennial produces bright orange flowers which especially attract monarch butterflies. Reason is that these perennials not only produce nectar but also act as host plants for caterpillars. These flowers attract swallowtails, spring azures, giant swallowtails and of course monarchs.

Blazing Star

Blazing Star can prove to be an interesting addition to a perennial garden as it attracts butterflies with its jazzy purple spike of flowers. These perennials attract buckeyes butterflies.

Coneflowers

These perennials produce flowers in different colors including white, orange, yellow, oink and purple. These flowers have a brown center and are produced abundantly on sturdy stems. Butterflies love these drought tolerant perennials. They require partial shade or full sun to thrive.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush produces flowers clusters which act as butterfly magnets. They prove to be excellent perennials when grown around patios and decks. These drought tolerant flowers require full sun to grow. Flowers grow in different colors like yellow, white, pink, blue and purple.

That is a list of some perennials which are popularly known for attracting butterflies. Grow these in your garden and enjoy watching different kinds of butterflies.

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