Question by  MeganS (2)

What flowers are best for attracting butterflies?

I want to plant a butterfly garden.


Answer by  CathJavelin (13)

The best plants for attracting butterflies are those with high levels of nectar such as Buddhlia (which is actually known as the butterfly bush!). Plants such as nettles and those of the brassica family provide food for caterpillars which although some gardeners may not be keen to attract as they eat young plants are inevitably essential if you want caterpillars.


Answer by  bl834 (1317)

It depends on your location and the species in your area. Black-eyed susans, butterfly bushes, and coneflowers are common in my area. Talk to your local County Extension Office about host and nectar plants (for the caterpillars and butterflies); make the garden in a sunny area protected from winds.


Answer by  cklight (327)

There are a variety of flowers that attract butterflies. Depending on your garden you may want to plant marigolds, sunflowers, Bergamot, oregano, shasta daisy. All these examples will help you attract potential butterflies.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Very brightly colored flowers with a strong sweet scent of all different heights Holly Hocks are one of the best they act like butterfly magnets. Another thing that will draw alot of butterflies is honey suckle bushes. You could research butterflies on the internet you can get a lot of good information on the net.


Answer by  saturno (325)

The flowers with petals of shining or showy colors or those flowers that secrete sweetened substances are the favorites for the butterflies. By regulating the butterflies are to attract by the flowers of yellow, purple, red or orange color and that have bell form. The flowers that are attracting for the bees are attracting for butterflies

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