Friday, July 8, 2016


Growing in our Butterfly Garden
Zinnias and Pentas are two annual bedding plants that attract butterflies. They are easy to grow, low maintenance, and bloom until frost.  In general butterflies are attracted to flowers that have flat surfaces they can perch on (Zinnias) or have short flower tubes (Pentas).  Wide swaths of red, yellow, orange, pink, and purple blooms will draw them in.
For a long term plan to create your own Butterfly Garden using native plants, check out this resource:  BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR BACKYARD.