Perenial Plants that Butterflies Love

Below is a list of tried and true plants for butterfly gardening, long-blooming perennials that butterflies favor.

Aster-Purple Dome

Aster ‘Purple Dome’ (New England Aster)

Old-fashion but still garden worthy. Forms a solid, rounded mound of royal purple flowers. Great with fall-blooming grasses. Begins 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

Lo & behold 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. Perfect in a patio pot.

 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 ‘Zagreb’

A thread-leaf coreopsis like the popular ‘Moonbeam.’ Forms a bushy yet airy clump of golden yellow flowers on upright stems. Blooms early until late summer. 15 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 ‘Bright Eyes’

A mainstay of the summer garden. One of the most fragrant long-blooming perennials. Pale pink flowers with a hot pink center eye, has excellent disease resistance. 36 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.

 

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

This upright sedum provides late summer, fall color. A real butterfly magnet. Heat and drought tolerant. Low maintenance, easy to grow, disease and pest free. 24 inches.

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Veronica ‘Royal Candles’

Abundant, violet-blue flower spikes in June and July. Compact and bushy. 15-17 inches.

 

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