Flowers for Butterflies - Knowledgebase Question

Vineland, NJ
Question by nmsrfs517
January 31, 2000
Names of flowers that can be found in Burpee cataloge that attract butterflies.

Answer from NGA
January 31, 2000


In my experience, just about every plant that blooms will attract butterflies or moths, but generally speaking the more floriferous the better. You will also find that a plant might be more attractive to certain butterflies than others and that it might be attractive at a certain time of day or at a certain part of the season. If I had to pick just a few, I would suggest butterfly bush (a must), zinnias, nepeta, monarda, aster, purple coneflower, trumpet vine, sedum and chives. I would also plant some parsley to accommodate butterfly larvae.

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