Butterfly/hummingbird Flowers In Phoenix - Knowledgebase Question

Glendale, AZ
Question by jmiksa
May 25, 2001
What evergreen plants/flowers can I plant in full/partial sun to attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies in the Phoenix southwest [near a pool] area?


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Answer from NGA
May 25, 2001

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are other excellent choices. Black Swallowtail larvae feed on both leaves and flower heads of dill, parsley, and fennel.
(Annuals & Perennials): asters, Shasta daisy, purple coneflower, hollyhocks (larval host plant), nicotiana, petunia, phlox, coneflowers, black-eyed Susan, Gaillardia, Pincushion flower, cosmos, sunflowers, French marigolds (tagetes spp.), zinnias, verbena, and salvia.

(Wildflowers): Milkweed (larval host plant), Butterfly Weed (larval host plant), tithonia or Mexican sunflower , Indian paintbrush, purple coneflower, desert globe-mallow (larval host plant), Black-eyed Susan, any sunflower family member, coreopsis, liatris.

Herbs: yarrow, hyssop, mints, lavender, bee balm, rosemary, catnip, pineapple sage. Good luck with your bird and butterfly garden! are other excellent choices. Black Swallowtail larvae feed on both leaves and flower heads of dill, parsley, and fennel.
(Annuals & Perennials): asters, Shasta daisy, purple coneflower, hollyhocks (larval host plant), nicotiana, petunia, phlox, coneflowers, black-eyed Susan, Gaillardia, Pincushion flower, cosmos, sunflowers, French marigolds (tagetes spp.), zinnias, verbena, and salvia.

(Wildflowers): Milkweed (larval host plant), Butterfly Weed (larval host plant), tithonia or Mexican sunflower , Indian paintbrush, purple coneflower, desert globe-mallow (larval host plant), Black-eyed Susan, any sunflower family member, coreopsis, liatris.

Herbs: yarrow, hyssop, mints, lavender, bee balm, rosemary, catnip, pineapple sage. Good luck with your bird and butterfly garden!

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