The Q&A Archives: Butterfly Gardening

Question: I would like to attract butterflies to my gardens this year. Which types of flowers or plants would be best for this? One of my gardens is on the south side with sun all day long and my other is on the west side with morning shade and afternoon sun. Thank you! Tracy L. Williams Denver, CO

Answer: There's a marvelous web site you should visit: A sampling of plants suggested: Nectar Plants: Buddleia, Primrose Nectar and Larval Plants: Milkweed Marigold Larval Plants: clover, lupine Trees: apple hawthorn Others: alyssum, monarda Most of these are sun-loving, though they might tolerate the 1/2 day of sun in the one bed..

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