Host Plants

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Annuals are especially important for butterfly gardens because of their ability to bloom for most of the summer season.  Marigolds, zinnias, cosmos, and sunflower are all classic annuals for attracting butterflies.  Other beautiful annuals for butterfly gardens include impatiens, nasturtium, Queen Anne’s lace, verbena, and globe amaranth. Planting wildflowers can bring in a lot of […]

An Introduction to Butterfly Gardening

Your butterfly garden should contain at least one big patch of flowers that will attract butterflies.  You may want to get flowers that bloom in sequence, because this will keep butterflies visiting your garden more often. You should bear in mind that many flowers that are preferred by butterflies are considered weeds.  For example, dandelion […]

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Butterfly Nectar Plants If you’re going to start a butterfly garden, you’re going to need to choose some flowers and plants that will attract them.  To do that, you need to choose varieties that are common food sources for a variety of types of butterflies. You’ll need a pretty wide variety of plants that bloom […]

An Introduction to Butterfly Gardening

An Introduction to Butterfly Gardening In order to attract butterflies to your garden, you have to make your yard more inviting to them.  You’ll need to provide plants that the caterpillars can use, food for the adult butterflies, and a good place for the butterflies to breed. Most varieties of butterflies will also need some […]

Common North American Butterflies

It is one of the most widespread butterfly species in the word, and can be found all over Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.  They seem to be especially attracted to feeding on goldenrod.  They also tend to be attracted to butterfly bushes. The red-spotted purple butterfly is a ground-dweller.  They fly low, and light […]

Butterfly Host Plant Tips

You may be a bit disturbed at first to willingly allow “pests” to chomp on your garden plants.  If you’re bothered by the sight of plants with holes in them, you might want to locate your host plants in a location that is a bit less visible. Make sure you provide these host plants nearby […]

Butterfly Host Plant Tips

Butterfly Host Plants Host plants are the plants that butterflies like to lay their eggs on.  These are the plants that caterpillars feed off of while they’re growing, and may also provide a place for the caterpillars to make their cocoons. These plants may receive some damage, so be prepared for that.  It’s surprising how […]