It is recommended that you start with at least three or four different plant varieties desired by butterflies.
Suggested choices include nectar-rich blooms, especially those which display many small flowers like coneflowers and yarrows,
as well as those with clustered blooms like asters, goldenrods, milkweed and garden phlox. Of course, spires such as lavender
and buddleia rank high on a butterfly's list, as do those plants like with single large flowers as daylilies, hibiscus and
hollyhock, which provide large landing platforms and give butterflies something to land on while feeding.
There's another bonus from creating a garden for butterflies -- birds will discover it, too! Birds enjoy many
of the same qualities in a garden that butterflies do, so your efforts will be rewarded with other welcome visitors.
For more information on attracting butterflies, as well as other
gardening tips, we suggest that you visit WhiteFlowerFarm.com. Also Sunlight Gardens, a well-known nursery specializing in wild flowers, is another valuable source for finding plants desired by butterflies.