Flowers for a Butterfly Garden

Orange flowers on butterfly weed plant.

Bright, hardy butterfly weed adds a splash of orange to a butterfly garden.

Butterfly Garden Tip #1: Many species of plants and flowers attract butterflies – some provide nectar for the adults, and some provide nutritious leaves for the larvae to feed upon.

Annual Nectar Flowers for a Butterfly Garden

Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus) Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)
Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana) Sunflower (Helianthus sp.)
Marigold, French (Tagetes patula) Verbena (Verbena sp.)
Mexican sunflower (Tithonia sp.) Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

Printable Butterfly Garden Plant List

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  • Sal Luna Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 9:01 am


    I am buying a home in the desert mear Palm Springs California. I like the butterfly plants but are those types of plants the best type of plants. Let me know what types are the best in Desert area.

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Flowers for a Butterfly Garden