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Butterfly

What could be better than strolling through a garden wafting with fragrance or watching a butterfly flutter from flower to flower on a warm summer day?  Browse our collections of butterfly gardens to see how to create an irresistible oasis for butterflies, hummingbirds, and gardeners alike. There’s no need for a butterfly net when you’ve got these beautiful collections that attract butterflies into your garden to stay!

All of our butterfly gardens combine spectacular blooms and alluring fragrances that are magnets for monarchs, skippers, swallowtails, and longtails.   Scented with citrus, spicy, earthy, or sweet floral notes, they literally perfume the air as you walk by, inviting you to pause and enjoy the blooms along with the butterflies.   Add these fragrant flowers that attract butterflies to your sun garden and wait for your visitors to alight.  They’ll bring your garden to life in a whole new way as colorful butterflies flutter from flower to flower, each visit creating a new scene to admire and appreciate.

Some of favorite flowers that attract butterflies include lavender, coneflower, sage, goldenrod, bee balm, anise hyssop, and of course butterfly bushes.  These flowers are sure to make your garden a favorite spot for collecting nectar.  Along with these garden classics for attracting butterflies, we’ve mixed and matched other sun-loving flowers, shrubs, succulents, and grasses into the collections to add contrast, color, fullness, and fragrance.  Choosing among these butterfly gardens might just be your biggest gardening challenge as all our collections can be created with six plants or less! 

There’s almost no more perfect pairing than butterflies and flowers.  If you are as hooked on adding fragrance and inviting butterflies into your garden as we are, check out our articles on fragrant perennials and flowering shrubs to see other plants and flowers that attract butterflies into your garden.

Ada J.'s collection

Artemisia

Plant Type

Light

Zone

7 - 8

Andrea M.'s Collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 9

Bella M.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 8

Bill C.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Zone

8 - 7

Billie S.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

4 - 7

Brittany B's collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Zone

10 - 11

Brooklyn H.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Caryn L's collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 7

Chris V.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Darla J's collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Dave R.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 9

Emma S.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

4 - 7

Erika K.'s collection

Plant Type

shrub

Light

sun

Zone

8 - 7

Evan D.'s collection

Plant Type

shrub

Light

sun

Zone

8

Fiona B.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Zone

4 - 8

Frank L.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

4 - 8

Gene B.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

10 - 11

George W.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Georgia C.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

part sun

Zone

8 - 9

Glenda V.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

10 - 8

Hanna J.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

4 - 8

Heather J.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

part sun

Zone

4 - 9

Herb H.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 7

Jack S.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

7 - 10

Jennifer G.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

4 - 8

JoEllen H.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

8

Kathleen P.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

9 - 8

Laine P.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Laraine Z.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Zone

3 - 8

Mark N.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

7 - 9

Mary G's Collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

part sun

Zone

4 - 7

Michael W.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

7 - 10

Nell O.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Olivia G.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

9 - 10

Owen P.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

9 - 11

Paige T.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 7

Priscilla D.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 7

Quinn W.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

4 - 8

Rachael P.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

5 - 8

Richard N.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

5 - 7

Shelly W.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

part sun

Zone

5 - 8

Susan K.'s collection

Plant Type

flowering shrub

Light

sun

Zone

9 - 7

Terry G.'s collection

Plant Type

annual

Light

sun

Zone

8 - 9

Ulrich B.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

8 - 9

Urban L.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

8

Valerie D.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

part sun

Zone

5 - 8

Vance H.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

9 - 7

Vaughn B.'s collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

9 - 8

Victoria A's collection

Plant Type

Light

Zone

5 - 7

Yori H.'s collection

Plant Type

perennial

Light

sun

Zone

9 - 11