Fragrant Garden

Enjoy a Fragrant Garden

The butterflies favorite blooms are the sweetest, most colorful ones. Their main food is nectar from flowers and the best way to attract them to your home garden is to plant their favorites in large groupings. As far as butterflies are concerned there can never be too many flowers! Make sure your garden produces nectar flowers all through the season so they can always find food. Butterfly gardens are generally planted in sunny locations. In fact butterflies need to bask in the sun to warm themselves for flight. A flat stone in full sun will do the trick. It is important to keep your garden in an area protected from wind and refrain from using harmful chemicals.


Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop) H
Aloysia triphylla (Lemon Verbena) H
Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) P
Brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet) P
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) P
Caryopteris (Blue Mist Shrub) S
Clematis paniculata (Sweet Autumn Clematis) P
Clethra (Summersweet) P
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley) P
Daphne burkwoodii v.Carol Mackie (Rose daphne) P
Dianthus (Sweet William) A
Dianthus (Pinks) P
Echinops (Globe Thistle) P
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) P
Geranium (Scented) H
Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) P
Heliotropium (Heliotrope) A
Hemerocallis v. Hyperion (Daylily) P
Hosta ‘Aphrodite’ P
Hosta ‘Honey Bells’ P
Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ P
Ipomoea alba (Moonflower) A
Iris germanica (iris) P
Lavendula (Lavender) P
Laurus nobilis (Sweet Bay) H
Lilium Orientalis P
Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea) A

Lobularia annua (Sweet Alyssum) A
Magnolia v. Stellata (Star Magnolia) T
Melissa offinialis (Lemon Balm) H
Mentha spp. (Mint) A
Monarda (Bee Balm) P
Mirabilis jalapa (Common Stock) A
Nicotiana A
Oenothra (Evening Primrose) A
Ocimum basilicum (Basil) H
Philadephus (Mock Orange) P
Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox) P
Rose (many) S
Rosemarinus (Rosemary) P
Syringa spp. (Lilac) P
Thymus spp. (Thyme) H
Viola odorata (Viola) A/P
Wisteria A/P
Viburnum carlesii (Koreanspice) S
Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold Viburnum) S
Viburnum x. juddii (Judd Viburnum) S