Butterfly Nectar Plants
Creating a Butterfly Garden involves planning your garden to attract, retain, and encourage butterfly populations to visit. You should select a variety of nectar-producing plants (butterfly food plants) with the goal of providing flowers in bloom throughout the season. This will encourage a continuous succession of new visitors to your butterfly garden. It is especially important to have flowers in mid to late summer, when most butterflies are active. Flowers with multiple florets that produce abundant nectar are ideal. Butterfly Bush and Butterfly Weed are some of the most popular flowers used by butterfly gardeners.
Below is a list of favorite food/ nectar plants that will bring enjoyment to both the gardener and the butterfly!
Butterflies and Plants
Butterfly Food/ Nectar Plants: What You Need To Know!
While there may be a lot of different butterfly nectar plants available, there are few of these nectar-bearing plants that are at the top of the list. The top three nectar bearing food plants that butterflies love are butterfly weed, purple coneflowers and the New England Aster! If you plant all three of these plants, you will definitely be seeing a lot more butterflies in your yard! 4 more top plants are Milkweed, Marigolds, Oregano and the popular Butterfly bush.
One of the biggest things that you need to remember when you are attempting to attract butterflies to your backyard is that you need to have a lot of different flowers for them to choose from. This way, you will definitely be attracting more than one type of butterfly. A great addition to any butterfly garden is rocks as well, this gives a great place for all of the butterflies to stop and rest their wings. Another great idea is to group the same types of flowers together; this will ensure that the butterflies will have easy access to their favorite flowers! Our article Butterfly Garden Plans (the layout and design) will help you decide where things should go.
Now that you have yourself a basis of what your butterfly garden should look like and what butterfly nectar bearing plants you should plant, it is now all up to you! Just remember some of the tips and tricks discussed in this article and you should have no problems attracting all sorts of butterflies to you garden!
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