The Q&A Archives: Best Year-Long Bloomers

Question: I live in South Florida (Hardiness Zone 10) I'd like some suggestions on the best year-round bloomers - especially for my butterfly garden. I already have lots of Lantana and Penta.

Answer: Some of the best flowers for butterfly gardens include False Foxglove, Pink Swamp Milkweed, White Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Aster, Florida Paint Brush,
Vanilla Plant, Golden Aster, Mistflower, Dalea, Purple Coneflower, Elephants-foot,
Snakeroot, Joe-pye Weed, Blanket Flower, Coastal Vervain, Narrow-leaf Sunflower,
Beach Sunflower, Scarlet Hibiscus, Hibiscus coccineus, Redroot, and Blazing Star.

For an even more comprehensive list, visit the cooperative extension's publication on butterfly gardening:

Best wishes with your garden!

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