Various flowers that attract butterflies
Flowers not only can make any garden look beautiful but they can also attract butterflies. Nowadays it is some kind of fashionable to have many butterflies in your garden. I have to recognize that these flying insets are very beautiful and delicate and they can add more like to any landscape.
Usually, butterflies are attracted by colors and the sweet nectar of the flowers. They also feed themselves with decaying matter and rotting fruits. The butterflies are spread all over the world. Bring them into your garden with the help of the flowers mentioned in the following lines.
Abelia grandiflora is hybrid cultivar resulted from the mixture of abelia chinesis and abelia uniflora. It grows as a shrub and makes small pink and white flowers that have the shape of a tube. The leaves of abelia are deciduous; in fall, they change their color in reddish-brown.
Asclepias is one of the most easy to maintain flower that attracts butterflies. Asclepias tuberosa is also known under the name of butterfly flower or butterfly weed. This plant makes orange flowers that attract many species of butterflies such as Eastern tiger swallowtail, pearl crescent, cabbage white and Monarch butterfly.
Bee balm is a perennial flower that also attracts these winged insects. Native to North America, bee balm also attracts bees and hummingbirds. There are many varieties of this plant that make pink, purple and scarlet red flowers. The spent blooms of bee balm need to be deadheaded.
Butterfly bush does not need any introduction. As the name suggests, this bush attracts butterflies with their bright-colored and good-smelling flowers that develop in clusters. A cluster can reach to almost two feet long. The blooms contain a lot of nectar that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.
Purple Coneflower or Echinacea purpurea is one of the most beautiful flowers that attract butterflies with its purple bloom. Native to the United States, this flower is a valuable addition for any garden.
Showy Sedum is another flower that attracts butterflies. It is a showy sedum, stonecrop or succulent plant that does not require any special care. The pink buds develop in clusters at the beginning of the winter. This plant attracts species of butterflies like American lady and monarch butterfly.
Tagetes are beautiful flowers that require very low maintenance. Their blooms can be colored in red, yellow or orange. They attract various species of butterflies like red admiral, American lady, Hayhurst’s scalloping and ocola skipper.
Besides these flowers mentioned above there are also other species that attract butterflies. Here is a list of these flowers.