The Q&A Archives: Butterfly garden selections

Question: I just moved into a new house in Myrtle Beach, SC and have a blank slate to work with. What types of flowers would be best to create an efficient butterfly garden for the front of my house? I have a little knowledge in the garden, but would like some insight on what would work best in my area. Thank you for your time. Aaron Smith

Answer: Butterflies especially like large flowers so they can rest while they sip nectar. And, if you have lots of things in bloom all season long, butterflies will be naturally attracted to your garden. So, try to include some of these plants that are especially attractive to butterflies: Tawny daylily; ?Marine? heliotrope; Gayfeather; Butterfly weed; Petunia; Mountain bluet; Annual aster; ?Autumn Joy? sedum; Rock cress; French marigold; ?Happy Returns? daylily; Blanket flower;
Nasturtium ; Goldenrod; Purple coneflower; Dill; Hollyhock ;Joe-Pye weed ;Globe centaurea; Peony; Turtlehead ;Swamp milkweed; Yarrow and Queen Anne?s lace. Best wishes with your garden!

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