How to Transform Your Garden into a Butterfly GardenNovember 25, 2014
Last modified: February 21, 2019Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings. They are also known to be very useful for pollinating of flowers. Therefore why not transform your outdoor space into a butterfly garden today!
Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings. They are also known to be very useful for pollinating of flowers. Bring the Butterflies to your garden and let your kids enjoy their magnificent appearances. For you to able to attract Butterflies and Moths into your garden, you should need to understand what they want most: nectar.
A butterfly garden should be in a sunny area of your garden since butterflies are very particular with the sun’s warmth to fly. Butterflies rarely stay in shady areas.
Just imagine spending your afternoon tea in your garden whilst butterflies are all over your garden. It sounds magical, isn’t? It’s like you’re living in a beautiful paradise.
If you like a paradise looking garden full of butterflies, you might want to check if your garden is a nectar-rich one. If you’re looking for plants that will attract butterflies in your garden, then look no further.
In this article, we have listed plants that are rich in nectar. You should consider these plants listed below in your garden to attract butterflies.
How to Transform Your Garden into a Butterfly Garden
1. Purple coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea)
These large, purple flowers with drooping petals make excellent landing pads for larger nectar seekers, like monarchs and swallowtails. The purple coneflower is also known as echinacea. One of the reasons why you should add this kind of flower in your flower bed is that they’re native plants.
2. Lavender (Lavandula)
A familiar garden favourite, producing white, pink, blue or purple aromatic flowers during the summer months. Flowers and foliage are used for making potpourri.
The Lavenders are known for their two traits: their fragrance and colour.
3. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Fulgida)
Black-eyed Susans bloom from summer to frost. Rudbeckia is a prolific bloomer, which is why it’s such a popular perennial and an excellent nectar source for butterflies.
4. Bee Balm (Monarda)
It might be obvious that a plant named bee balm would attract bees, but it’s just as good at attracting butterflies.
5. Butterfly Bush (Buddleja Davidii)
This plant produces cone-shaped clusters of tiny flowers in either purple, white, pink, or red. Irresistible to butterflies!
Just the name itself will definitely invite many butterflies in your garden. Make sure to check out this flower!
6. Goldenrod (Solidago Canadensis)
Solidago canadensis is a worthwhile addition to your butterfly garden. It’s fragrant flowers appear in summer and continue through autumn.
7. Red Valerian (Centranthus Ruber)
A cottage garden plant that produces clusters of red flowers from mid-summer through to autumn. Great for dry soil.
8. Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium Purpureum)
These flowers smell like vanilla; it’s no wonder they’re great at attracting butterflies!
9. Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema Grandiflorum)
These fire-like flowers are a great nectar source. They’re one of the last blooms in the garden attracting butterflies in the fall.
10. Coreopsis (Coreopsis Gigantea)
This plant’s sweet nectar attracts seed-eating birds and butterflies as well.
11. Teasel (Dipsacus Fullonum)
A plant that produces spiny flower-heads of pinkish purple from mid- to late summer.
12. Honesty (Lunaria Annua)
A tall plant with heart-shaped leaves and sweet-smelling pink or violet-purple flowers from April to June.
There you have it! These plants will surely allure all the butterflies and your garden will slowly turn into a butterfly garden.
Don’t you want to have a butterfly garden of your own? Make sure to check these plants out!