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.

Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants to Attract Pollinators

Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars food to eat and...

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Butterfly Identification: A Helpful Cheat Sheet

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

Moth vs Butterfly: How to Tell the Difference

Many people think moths are the nighttime equivalent of butterflies, but it’s not quite that simple. Learn the differences between...

Attract Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies to Your Garden

Want to see a pipevine swallowtail butterfly in your own garden? Try planting native pipevines host plants to draw them...

3 Butterflies That Look Like Monarchs

Look closely at your backyard butterflies! Here's how to detect the subtle differences among the three butterflies that look...

Meet the Red Admiral Butterfly and Learn How to Attract Them

Learn how to identify and attract red admiral butterflies. Find out what they eat, where they live and what host...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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Annual and Perennial Butterfly Garden Designs

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

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.

Add Native Plant Blazing Star to Butterfly Gardens

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

7 Summer Nectar Flowers That Attract Butterflies

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

Quiz: How Many Butterflies Can You ID?

Take our butterfly challenge and see how many you know!

Tips for Attracting the First Spring Butterflies

Learn which butterflies appear first, what they feed on, and the best actions for supporting and attracting the first spring...

5 Basic Butterfly Behaviors to Know

Take your butterfly gardening to the next level by learning some of their most common habits to look for.

6 Cool Facts About Butterfly Houses

Take a tour of these popular destinations where butterflies roam.

What Do Butterflies Eat?

You know they drink nectar from flowers, but how exactly do butterflies eat? Find out in this video.