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.

6 Common Swallowtail Butterflies You Should Know

Learn about six of the most common swallowtail butterflies in the United States and how to identify them.

Cardinal Flower Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Cardinal flower is a great perennial for a butterfly garden with moist soil. Watch hummingbirds flock to this native plant’s...


Look for Zebra Swallowtail Butterflies in Southern States

Attract elegant zebra swallowtail butterflies to your yard by growing their favorite nectar plants. Also discover the host plant for...


What Gardeners Should Know About the Cabbage White Butterfly

Learn how to identify a cabbage white butterfly. Discover what they eat, where they live and how to save your...


How to Grow a Pollinator Garden

Follow these simple steps to create a gorgeous pollinator garden that butterflies, bees and birds will love to visit. Get...

All About Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies and Caterpillars

Find out what eastern tiger swallowtail butterflies and their caterpillars look like and the best host plants to attract them.


17 Blooming Bushes That Attract Butterflies

Attract more beautiful pollinators with these flowering bushes that attract butterflies. You'll also get easy-care vibrant color to fill your...

Plant Colorful Lantana Flowers for Butterflies

Grow lantana in butterfly gardens to attract more of these nectar lovers. Learn tips for growing lantana flowers.


Create the Ultimate Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Love attracting birds? Don’t stop there. Garden for wildlife to create the ultimate backyard habitat for bugs, butterflies, and more.


Silver-Spotted Skipper Butterflies: 5 Things to Know

Learn more about silver-spotted skippers, including how to identify these butterflies and how to attract them to your backyard.


6 Fascinating Facts About Cecropia Moths

Discover everything you need to know about the cecropia moth, one of the largest and most beautiful moths in America.

Meet the Colorful Moths You Can See During Daytime

Learn more about the bright, colorful moths you can see in your backyard any time of day.


How to Identify and Attract Pearl Crescent Butterflies

See what pearl crescent butterflies and caterpillar look like, boost your butterfly identification knowledge, and learn how to attract them...


7 Fascinating Monarch Butterfly Facts

Learn interesting facts about monarch butterflies, including how far they fly for migration and how to tell males and females...


Late-Blooming Fall Flowers That Attract Butterflies

When other blooms are past their prime, looks to these fall flowers that attract butterflies to keep your garden alive...


Plant a Caterpillar Cafe in Your Butterfly Garden

Add a mix of flowering shrubs, annuals and perennials to attract hungry caterpillars to visit your butterfly garden.

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

Help monarch butterflies thrive by growing the one plant they need the most: milkweed.


16 Long-Blooming Flowers for Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Fill your garden with colorful, nectar-rich flowers that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds from summer into fall.


6 Go-To Flowers You Should Plant in Your Butterfly Garden

Readers share their favorite flowers that always attract the most butterflies to visit their gardens.


Plant a Meadow: Grow Wildflowers for Butterflies

Grow a garden filled with colorful wildflowers to attract butterflies and other pollinators from spring through fall.


Pollinator Magnet: How to Care for and Prune Butterfly Bush

Learn when butterfly bushes bloom and how to take care of your plant, plus why some varieties are not appropriate...


How to Make a Butterfly Garden

For a fun twist, plant flowers that attract butterflies in a butterfly-shaped garden bed! We’ve got two butterfly garden designs...


Meet the Red Admiral Butterfly and Learn How to Attract Them

Learn how to identify red admiral butterflies, what they eat, where they live and what plants their caterpillars munch.


Identifying Butterflies: A Helpful Cheat Sheet

Love attracting butterflies to your backyard? Take notice of these flying pollinators and learn helpful tips to identify butterflies that...

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9 Butterfly Flowers That Are Easy to Grow From Seed

Want to attract butterflies on a budget? Fill your garden with beautiful butterfly flowers from just a few dollars' worth...


8 Super Fragrant Flowers That Pollinators Love

Grow perennial powerhouses that will convince you to stop and smell the flowers. Bonus! Pollinators love them.


Attract Birds and Butterflies With Coneflowers

These easy-to-grow perennials attract plenty of pollinators and add a bright pop of color to your garden.


Add Native Plant Blazing Star to Butterfly Gardens

This native American wildflower blooms into early fall, providing nectar for late-season butterfly garden visitors.


Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants to Attract Pollinators

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


7 Summer Nectar Flowers That Attract Butterflies

Looking for summer flowers that attract butterflies? Try these easy-to-grow choices that butterflies will love.