What could I grow in my garden to attract more butterflies?

What could I grow in my garden to attract more butterflies?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Take a 2-step approach to increasing butterfly numbers in your yard. Caterpillars, the larvae of butterflies, feed on certain plants. Provide those plants in your yard, and you'll likely see more adults after the larva mature. Adult butterflies are attracted to plants with high nectar content. Plant good nectar sources to attract and keep the colorful adults in your yard.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Zones

For nectar
Aster
Azalea
Butterfly bush
Butterfly weed
Egyptian star flower
Fernleaf yarrow
Garden phlox
Heliotrope
Hybrid delphinium
Joe-Pye weed
Lantana
Orange, lemon, lime
Purple coneflower
Showy sedum
Spike gayfeather
Summersweet
Tickseed

For larval food
Black cherry
Elm
Flowering crabapple
Hollyhock mallow
Orange, lemon, lime
Passion flower
Pink turtlehead
Rose
Spice bush
Tulip tree
Violet
Willow
Yarrow


Aster spp.
Rhododendron spp.
Buddleia davidii
Asclepias tuberosa
Pentas lanceolata
Achillea filipendulina
Phlox paniculata
Heliotropium arborescens
Delphinium spp.
Eupatorium purpureum
Lantana camara
Citrus spp.
Echinacea purpurea
Hylotelephium spectabile
Liatris spicata
Clethra alnifolia
Coreopsis lanceolata


Prunus serotina
Ulmus spp.
Malus spp.
Malva alcea
Citrus spp.
Passiflora spp.
Chelone lyonii
Rosa spp.
Lindera benzoin
Liriodendron tulipifera
Viola spp.
Salix spp.
Achillea millefolium


4-8
4-10
5-9
4-9
9-11
3-9
3-8
10-11
2-7
3-9
8-10
8-11
3-9
4-9
3-9
4-9
4-9


3-9
2-9
4-8
3-8
9-10
7-10
3-8
3-10
5-9
5-9
4-9
2-8
3-9

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