Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden
Purple Coneflower. I’ve tried to grow coneflowers in other colors but they only last for the one season and don’t reseed. The purple coneflowers come back every year and spread.
In the garden
Black Eyed Susan. This is another flower that reseeds itself and returns year after year.
In the garden
Palamedes Swallowtail
In the garden
Purple Coneflowers and Black Eyed Susan
Butterfly Garden
Gult Fritillary on a Blue Indigo Spire. This is a salvia and another very hardy butterfly attractor. I accidentally broke a stem off of another spire so stuck it in the ground and here it is!
Butterfly Garden
Cosmos. The orange and yellow varieties reseed and take over. I’ve tried other colors with no success.
Butterfly Garden
Hamelia Patens or Firebush. Both hummingbirds and butterflies love this plant. It is not very cold hardy. I planted this one last spring and we had a mild winter so it did come back. I usually treat them as annuals.
Butterfly Garden
Chinese Pagoda Plant. Vera gave me this about 3 years ago and it finally bloomed this year.

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