Attracting Butterflies - Knowledgebase Question

Northwood, OH
Question by lakewood0
March 6, 2000
I am looking for a listing of plants that attract butterflies.


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Answer from NGA
March 6, 2000

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There are a number of plants butterflies love. You can start with the Butterfly weed (Asclepias) and the Butterfly bush (Buddelia). For perennial flowers try growing daisy, mint, phlox and cornflowers. Perennials will bloom only once during the growing season, while annuals will bloom all season long. Annuals to try are tithonia, salvia, cosmos, alyssum and fennel. There are many books on butterfly gardens with designs that are probably available at your local library if you need even more suggestions.

Good luck with your butterfly garden!

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