Attracting Butterflies

Want to add some winged wonder to your backyard? Attract butterflies with these butterfly gardening ideas and our expert tips on the best plants and flowers that attract butterflies.

Monarch migration

Diary of Monarch Migration

The “super-generation” of butterflies that migrates to Mexico each year is simply amazing. Learn about the monarch migration journey.

Attracting Butterflies - Butterfly Host Plant

Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants

Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars a place to grow!

Watching Butterflies

Watching Butterflies

Watching butterflies is a delight at any age, but finding them can be a challenge. Get tips to make butterfly watching easy and fun.

Butterflies

Year-Round Guide to Butterflies

Butterflies aren’t just for summer. Here’s what to look for as the habits of these irresistible charmers change with the seasons.

Butterfly gardening

Butterfly Gardening Plans

For a fun twist, plant flowers that attract butterflies in a butterfly-shaped bed! We’ve got two plans for you to try.

Attracting Butterflies

Butterfly Host Plants Facts

It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and which ones to choose.

Giant Swallowtail on Pentas lanceolata

Blog: Pentas: Perfect in Butterfly Gardens

At the butterfly garden where I work, I get asked pretty much every day which nectar flowers are best for butterflies. There are a few plants that fit this bill very well, and at the top of the list is Pentas lanceolata, known more commonly as Penta or Starflower.