Butterflies are attracted to flowers for nectar and many plants as hosts to lay their eggs on.
They are attracted to bright colors like yellows, oranges white, purple and reds.
Butterfly Plants have flowers that are usually different in structure than those that attract hummers.
Where hummer flowers are typically tubular in shape, butterflies enjoy clusters of tiny flowers where they can perch and sip.
Some flowers attract both hummers and butterflies and this can help you when building your gardens.
Flowers like butterfly bush and Mexican sunflower are a favorite to both of these winged marvels.
Butterflies are not as specialized in their needs as hummingbirds, so you will find numerous species of native butterfly plants as well as a host of plants from other countries.
You will find many easy to grow, Beautiful butterfly Plants for your gardens.
By including host plants, you are encouraging butterflies to lay eggs in your little corner of the world. This will give you a growing population of butterflies. What a wonderful way to learn about one of God’s marvelous wonders as you watch caterpillars grow, pupate and become a beautiful butterfly before your very eyes. You know how to make a butterfly garden, now it’s time to choose some plants that are right for you.
Start by choosing the right Butterfly Plants for your region.
It is important to choose plants that will thrive in your region and hosts that are preferred by regional butterflies.