Flowers for a Butterfly Garden

Yellow black-eyed Susan flowers.

Black-Eyed Susans require little attention and reach for the sunshine.

Butterfly Garden Tip #3: The best location to plant a butterfly garden is in full sun.

Shrubs and Trees for a Butterfly Garden

Abelia (Abelia sp.) Mock Orange (Philadelphus sp.)
Blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) New Jersey Tea (Canothus americanus)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) Pear (Pyrus communis)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) Plum (Prunus sp.)
Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) Privet (Ligustrum sp.)
Clethra (Clethra alnifolia) Redbud (Cercis sp.)
Elaegnus (Elaegnus umbellata) Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus sp.)
Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) Silverling (Baccharis sp.)
Honeysuckle shrub (Lonicera sp.) Spiraea (Spiraea sp.)
Lilac (Syringa sp.) Viburnum (Viburnum sp.)

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