Probóscide de la mariposa cola de tigre oriental en flor durante la temporada de verano

It’s time to roll out the red carpet for butterflies in your area. Below is a list of fragrant eye-catching blossoms to delight your eye and the butterflies taste for sweet nectar. Check with your local nursery to choose which plants are best for your soil type and climate zone.

      • Rockcress – This spring flowering plant has white or pink flowers and favors sun. It grows about 10 inches tall and flourishes best in zones 3-7.
      • Tickseed – These daisy-like flowers in golden prefer full sun. They bloom in spring and will grow about 2 feet. They self-sow. This blossom prefers zones 4-9.
      • Joe-Pye Weed – Thriving in the autumn in full sun or partial shade, this dusty pink blossom grows 6-10 feet in zones 2-9.
      • New York Ironweed – A fall bloomer, this plant has deep purple flowers that love full sun. It becomes up to 5 feet high and does best in zones 5-9.
      • Summersweet – This summer flowering shrub with its white blossoms prefers shade. It can get around 8 feet tall and grows well in zones 4-9.
      • Floración Tabaco – Blooming from summer to fall in colours of white, purple pink or green, this tube shaped flower is seen in all zones. It’s an annual that can grow up to five feet.
      • Wax Begonia – This plant has flowers in pink, red or white that bloom from late spring into early winter. It’s a yearly of 8-12 inches and does well in most zones.
      • Cosmos Bipinnatus – Pink, red, or white, these daisy like flowers grow 4-8 feet tall. They’re an annual that flowers from summer to early fall and do well in most zones.
      • Candytuft – These blossoms form white flower clusters. They’re a spring flowering groundcover that favors sunlight. Zones 3-9 work best for this plant.
      • Salvaje Flor de la Pasión – Purple pink flowers that blossom in sunlight during the summertime. This vine can grow up to 20 feet and thrives in zones 6-10.
      • Verbena – Blooming from early summer to early winter in most zones, this blossom grows to a height of 12 inches. The flowers come in colors of pink, purple, white, or reddish.
      • Dulce Violeta – This plant’s flowers are purple or white. Blooming in the spring it grows to about 8 inches tall in zones 4-8.
      • Butterfly Weed – The flowers on this plant form little bright red clusters. It does best in sun and will grow to about 3 feet tall. It favors zones 3-9 and is an exceptional host plant in which butterflies love to lay their eggs and caterpillars like to feed off its leaves. Perejil también funciona bien como planta huésped.
      • New England Aster – These blossoms look like pink or purple daisies. They blossom in full sun in the autumn to a height of 3-6 feet. Zones 3-8 function best.
      • Goldenrod – A fall blooming yellow blossom, this plant prefers full sun and grows 1-5 ft high. It flourishes best in zones 3-8.
      • Common Lilac – This tree blooms in spring. The flowers are white or purple and can attain a height of around 15 feet. It favors zones 3-8.
      • Sweet Pea – This is an yearly sun lover which works well in most zones. The flowers bloom in spring and are pink, white or lilac. This plant can get up to 6 ft tall.
      • Shasta Daisy – White daisies with yellow centers that bloom in summer. This flower needs full zone and will grow up to 3 feet. It enjoys zones 4-8.
      • Queen Anne’s Lace – This plant has lacy horizontal white flowers that bloom in the summer. It requires full sun and will grow up to 3 feet tall. Plant in zones 3-9.
      • Petunia – An annual that bloom from late spring into early winter in most zones. Its flowers are available in many different patterns and colours. This plant can grow up to 18 inches tall.
      • Africano Marigold – This large yellow flower blooms all summer in most zones and is a favorite in many gardens. It’s an annual that can get around 3 ft tall.
      • Dahlia - Otra de las favoritas del jardín que florece desde mediados del verano hasta principios del invierno. Puede alcanzar hasta 6 pies de altura y las flores vienen en una variedad de colores y formas. Funciona mejor en las zonas 3-8.
      • Delphinium – A summer bloomer, this plant can grow up to 7 feet. The flowers form on spikes and are blue, lilac, or ivory. Plant this in zones 3-7.
      • Ageratum – A amazing yearly plant for edging, it grows well in most zones. The blossoms come in clusters of fuzzy lilac-blue, pink, or white and grow up to 12 inches tall.
      • Butterfly Bush – This tree produces pink or lilac flowers in summer time. The plant requires full sun and it can get up to 6 ft tall. As the name implies it’s a favorite of butterflies and could be grown best in zones 5-10.