Start A Butterfly Garden: Plants That Attract Butterflies

Jeana Travels
6 min readMay 11, 2021

Here are just a few ways to draw butterflies to your yard so you can enjoy their beauty and grace, including the key plants that attract butterflies.

“Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly. “One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson

Wise words to live by from a butterfly, right? If you are as enamored as I am by these magical creatures and you want to bring these exquisite flying jewels to your garden, there are just a few things you need to know to be successful at attracting butterflies to your yard.

Once you incorporate these into your backyard garden plan, you’ll be well on your way to having a beautiful garden that attracts many different varieties of butterflies.

What do butterflies do to help flowers?

Butterflies are pollinators — which means they help spread pollen from plant to plant which allows them to proliferate.

Adult butterflies need to drink nectar to survive. So they fly from blossoms to blossom (just like bees and other pollinators), using their proboscis to suck the sweet nectar from each bloom.



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