Perenial Plants that Butterflies Love

Below is a list of tried and true plants for butterfly gardening, long-blooming perennials that butterflies favor. If you are interested in butterfly houses we specialize in those as well.

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Aster ‘Raspberry Swirl’

Old-fashion but still garden worthy. Stunning clusters of raspberry-red blooms, yellow centers.Starts blooming sooner than mums, mid to late August,when the garden is tired.
18-24 inches

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Agastache ‘Peachie Keen’

A real hummingbird and butterfly magnet.One of the longest blooming summer perennials.Thrives in the hottest part of summer and is drought tolerant.’Peachie Keen’ is new for 2015!

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Black-Eye Susan ‘Little Goldstar’

Forms a compact dome of gold, daisy-type flowers.Shorter and bushier than the original form. Much better disease resistance.Heat and drought tolerant. Blooms until frost

Buddleia Pink Micro Chip

Buddleia ‘Pink Micro Chip’

A new color in the ‘Lo & Behold’ dwarf butterfly bush series. Abundant tiny purplish- pink blooms. Flowers summer until frost. 18-24 inches tall and wide.

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Columbine ‘Winky Mix’

A colorful harbinger of spring. Naturalizes in rich moist woodland type soil. Compact bushy habit, 12-14 inches tall. Best in morning sun, afternoon shade

 Coneflower Pow Wow Wildberry

Coneflower ‘Pow Wow Wildberry’

One of the best new perennials available.Short stocky plant, 18-24 inches. Forms a mound of deep purple-pink, daisy-type flowers. Heat and drought tolerant. Blooms until frost.

 Coreopsis Sienna Sunset

Coreopsis ‘Sienna Sunset’

A thread-leaf coreopsis like the popular ‘Moonbeam.’ Rich burnt sienna colored flowers lighten to peach. Forms a compact bushy mound that does not flop. Prune occasionally to keep in bloom. 16-20 inches

 Gaillardia 'Goblin'

 Gaillardia ‘Goblin’

An older variety that’s stood the test of time. Scarlet red petals with sunny yellow tips
Compact bushy 12-inch mounds. Heat tolerant and drought resistant. Needs good drainage.
Blooms all summer.

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Phlox ‘Glamour Girl’

A mainstay of the summer garden. One of the most fragrant long-blooming perennials
‘Glamour Girl’ has excellent disease resistance. Large heads of hot coral-pink flowers.
32 inches

 Salvia New Dimension Blue

Salvia ‘New Dimension Blue’

Bright purple-blue flowers on multiple upright strong stems. Heat and drought tolerant
Requires good drainage. Blooms all summer if sheared occasionally. Forms a compact, sturdy 14-18 inch mound.

Shasta Daisy May

Shasta Daisy ‘Daisy May’

A true perennial superstar with unbelievable flower power. Super compact form, 20-24 inches. Forms a solid dome of flowers through late summer. Fantastic cut flower.

 SedumPure-Joy

Sedum ‘Pure Joy’

Heat and drought tolerant. Low maintenance, easy to grow, disease and pest free
Great perennial for the beginner. ‘Mr. Goodbud’ has purple-pink flowers on 16 in. sturdy stems.

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Veronica ‘Enchnted Indigo’

Short, upright clump of glossy foliage topped with deep royal purple flowers. Blooms in summer and then again in the fall. 16- 18 inches. ‘Enchanted indigo’ is new for 2015!

 

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