Butterfly Plants

We constantly replant, and if you ever want to learn more about butterfly friendly plants, see here:

We have added a fairy garden throughout the conservatory that will excite children as well as adults. Fairies are shy so you will have fun finding them among the plants.

Botanical Name: Asclepias curassavica
Family: Asciepiadaceae

Botanical Name: Latana camara
Family: Verbenaceae


Botanical Name: Pentas Ianceolata
Family: Rubiaceae

Good Choices:

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Egyptian star flower (penta)
  • Lantana
  • Vervain
  • Purple coneflower
  • French marigold
  • Butterfly weed

Host plants and the specific butterflies they attract:

  • Black cherry/ Tiger Swallowtail
  • Milkweed/ Monarch
  • Hop tree/ Giant swallowtail
  • Cassias/ Orange Barred Sulphur
  • Bacopa/ White peacock
  • White Vine/ Soldier
  • Passionvine/ Gulf fritilary
  • Passionvine/ Zebra
Wings of Mackinac

We receive new plants every spring.

Butterflies are self propelled flowers. – Robert A. Heinlein

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