What type of BUTTERFLIES are you trying to attract?
Due to availability of plants and our hot, dry, sunny location, our garden currently focuses on nectar plants that will feed a wide variety of butterflies, along with bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Some of our plants are larval hosts for moths or butterflies not currently found in our location. Monarch butterflies are of primary interest and will be attracted to our Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice ballet” as a larval host. We will add more Ascelpias incaranata and Ascelepias tuberosa when they become available.
What NECTAR and HOST plants are in your garden?
Lanceleaf Coreopsis or Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Autumn Sage or Texas Sage (Salvia greggii)
Swamp Butterfly Weed or Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’)
Blue False Indigo or Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)
Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’)
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Flame Acanthus or Texas Firecracker (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. Wrightii)
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’)
Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium): we are not certain which type. It is growing wild in an inaccessible area of the property.
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Georgia asters (Symphyotrichum georgianum ‘N3 Purple Haze’) are on order and will be added in the fall of 2022.