If you have more space, tuck in some ornamental oregano, or butterfly weed
(Asclepias tuberosa) with yellow or orange flowers to attract butterflies.
Some of butterflies' favorite plants are: scabiosa, butterfly weed
, milkweed, cosmos, zinnias, bee balm, coneflower, black-eyed Susan, daisies, catmint, violets, and sedum.
The lemon-yellow coreopsis lights up against the deep violet of the buddleia, and the orange butterfly weed
glows in front of the blue mist spirea.
They come for the butterfly weed
, lilacs, echinacea and anise hyssop, and especially for the white, lavender and pink butterfly bushes.
Asters Bee Balm Black-eyed Susan Butterfly Bush Butterfly Weed
Chrysanthemum Coneflower Daylily False Aster Garden Phlox Gayfeather Globe Flower Golden Rod Helen's Flower Honeysuckle Joe-Pye Weed Jupiter's Beard Lavender Meadowsweet Ornamental Onion Scabiosa Sweet William Tickseed Yarrow Allium schoenoprasum (chives) Anethum graveolens (dill) Borago officinalis (borage) Vibernum opulus (Korean lilac) Salix discolor (pussy willows)
The vibrant orange-flowered butterfly weed
Asclepias tuberosa can be seen with monarchs and morning cloaks fluttering around it.
Plant their favorite blooms to attract them: bottlebrush, butterfly weed
, lavender, and open-faced flowers rather than doubles.
March Blooms April Blooms May Blooms Bluebonnets Indian Blanket Mexican hat Indian paintbrush Texas lantana Black-eyed Susan Winecups Rose mallow Standing cypress Blackfoot daisy Foxglove Pink evening primrose Drummond phlox Butterfly weed
A climbing hydrangea vine makes its way up one side of the house; beneath it is a bed planted with rhododendron and bleeding heart bushes, butterfly weed