SUCH A BIGHEAD: We planted more sedums in spring - they are such invaluable butterfly plants
and are already beginning to flower.
Plant things like: Buddlea (the butterfly plant
), Teasel, Coneflowers, Flowering Tobacco, Impatiens, Marigolds, Allysum, Snapdragon, Daisy, Cosmos, Asters, Bee Balm, Butterfly Weed, Chrysanthemum, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Yarrow.
They land on everything else in the garden except for the butterfly plant
," Graham said.
You may already have a butterfly plant
or two, and you can add more over time.
"It's a good idea to have a diversity of butterfly plants
, even if not all are native, because this makes them more resistant to disease," Hutson says.
Soon it will be time to sow and plant annuals and biennials for next year's displays and you can include some more important butterfly plants
should be in a sheltered sunny part of the garden.
A nature lover, Leonetti grows a variety of butterfly plants
ranging from herbs to flowers and vines to give her students a small window into the wonders of the environment.
. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Some of the best plants for attracting butterflies are those that provide nectar and larval food.