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Butterfly Gardens by Design

Designing Landscapes to Attract Butterflies

Bring the lovely dance of butterflies to your home garden by choosing plants that attract the delicate beauties.¬†Butterflies rely on plant life for their nutrition through each stage of their life. To attract a variety of butterfly species and create a visually pleasing floral garden, plant more than one kind of flower in a sunny area as butterflies require the sun’s warmth.

Popular flowers to include consider when creating your butterfly garden:

  • Ageratum
  • Bougainvillea
  • Coral Vine
  • Daisy
  • Lantana
  • Milkweed
  • Pincushion Flower
  • Plumago
  • Periwinkle
  • Petunia
  • Salvia
  • Turk’s Cap
  • Zinnia

For optimum results, it’s important to remember to carefully prepare the soil before planting. Break up the soil, dig a hole sized appropriately for each plant (see plant tag), and fertilize regularly.

Whether your butterfly garden is a few potted plants on your patio, or a large garden, enjoy the beautiful symphony of the butterfly dance all season long.