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The garden will be like a fairy tale: what flowers attract butterflies

Anna OnishchenkoLife
What plants attract butterflies

Butterflies are not only beautiful creatures but also important pollinators that play a significant role in the ecosystem. They help flowers reproduce by transferring pollen from one plant to another.

If you want your garden to be filled with butterflies, it is important to plant flowers that attract them. GradinaMax has shared a selection of perennials that will help with this and will certainly liven up your garden.

Butterflies' eyesight is very sensitive, they perceive the world in a completely different way from humans. Therefore, plants with bright colors, such as yellow, red or purple, are particularly attractive to them.

Butterflies can also see ultraviolet light, which is inaccessible to the human eye. This allows them to distinguish patterns on flowers that point them to the source of nectar.

In addition, butterflies aim not only to eat pollen but also to leave their offspring in a safe place. Therefore, if you want to attract them, then pay attention to simple tubular cup-shaped flowers with an open core.

However, be prepared for the fact that before becoming an eye-catching insect, butterflies must first live the life of a caterpillar. Therefore, do not plant butterfly baits near cabbage crops.

Which flowers do butterflies like?

Buddleja

The garden will be like a fairy tale: what flowers attract butterflies

This shrub can grow up to 2 meters in height. It has panicle-shaped inflorescences that come in different colors: white, pink, purple, violet, yellow.

Goldenrod

This is a perennial herb with small bright yellow flowers, collected in fluffy inflorescences.

New Belgian aster

The garden will be like a fairy tale: what flowers attract butterflies

This flower has many varieties and is quite easy to care for. Varieties can differ greatly from each other in terms of plant height, inflorescence size, and flower color.

Syrian cottonweed

The garden will be like a fairy tale: what flowers attract butterflies

The inflorescences of this flower are orange or purple. The cottonwool honey plant is particularly popular with monarch butterflies.

Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea is a member of the Asteraceae family. It blooms in early August in large daisy-shaped baskets of pink, burgundy, white, and lilac colors.

Autumn helenium

The garden will be like a fairy tale: what flowers attract butterflies

Autumn helenium is a herbaceous plant with yellow, red and orange flowers that look like daisies. Its core is rich in sweet nectar, so it attracts butterflies from midsummer until the autumn cold.

Atropurpureum 

The lush corymbose inflorescences of this plant are usually seen in purple and pink, but there are also white-flowered varieties.

Heliotrope

The garden will be like a fairy tale: what flowers attract butterflies

The sweet vanilla scent of this plant is very attractive to butterflies. Thanks to it, you can see the most beautiful insects in your garden right up to the late frosts.

Lavender

The garden will be like a fairy tale: what flowers attract butterflies

As it turned out, lavender attracts not only people but also butterflies. Not only the flowers but also the leaves of this plant are fragrant.

Spikelet liatris

Spikelet liatris is a herbaceous plant with large inflorescences of white, lilac and pink color. Its spike-shaped inflorescences bloom in the middle of summer.

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