garden - Knowledgebase Question

dora, al
Question by lauramthomas
May 5, 2007
what kind of plants do i need for a butterfly garden (to attract butterflies & plants that they will lay eggs on that caterpillars will eat)?

Answer from NGA
May 5, 2007


Butterflies like flowers with lots of nectar. Plant Asters, Chrysanthemum, Coreopsis, Helianthus, Lavender, Sweet Alyssum, Monarda, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Verbena and Zinnias for all season color and fragrance. Hummingbirds prefer the color red, and flowers with a trumpet shape. Fuchsias, Coral Bells, Campsis, Lily and Knipbofia are perfect for attracting hummingbirds. All these plants do well in full sunshine.

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