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  Here is a list that Hummingbirds and Butterflies will share


  • Butterfly Bush
  • Bee Balm
  • Flowering Tobacco
  • Trumpet Vine
  • Morning Glory
  • Verbena
  • Lupine
  • Scarlet Sage
  • Nasturium 
  • Fox Glove
  • Hibiscus
  • Tulip Tree Popular
  • Lantana
  • Zinnia
  • Hollyhock
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Phlox
  • Sweet William
  • Scarlet Runner bean
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Honeysuckle
  • Azaleas

Perennials                                  Blooming Period



Asters                                                       late summer to fall


Bee Balm-Bergamot                                  summer through fall


Butterfly bush (buddleia)                          mid summer to fall


Butterfly weed                                          summer through fall


Coreopsis                                                 all summer


Hollyhock                                                 summer


Lavender                                                  summer


Lupine                                                      late spring and early summer


Mints                                                        all summer


Passionflower                                           summer to fall


Phlox                                                        all summer


Purple coneflower                                     late summer into fall


Salvia                                                        summer into fall


Shasta daisy                                             summer


Thistles                                                     late spring to fall


Violet                                                        spring


White or Red clover                                  summer


Yarrow                                                      mid to late summer



Biennials                            Blooming Period


Black-eyed-Susan                                     summer to fall


Red Clover                                               summer


Queen Anne's lace                                    late spring through fall


Sweet William                                           spring to early summer



Annuals                              Blooming Period


Alyssum                                                    summer to mid fall


Candy Tuft                                                spring to summer


Common Stock                                         spring to summer


Cornflower                                                summer


Cosmos                                                     late summer to fall


Dianthus                                                    spring to fall


Heliotrope (perennial in South)                  late spring to summer


Impatiens                                                  summer through fall


Lobelia                                                      summer into fall


Marigold                                                    summer into fall


Mexican sunflower                                     summer into fall


Nasturtium                                                late summer


Parsley                                                      green from spring to fall


Sage                                                         summer to fall


Salvia                                                        summer through fall


Scabiosa                                                    summer through fall


Sweet William                                            summer into fall


Verbena                                                     spring to fall


Zinnia                                                        mid-summer to fall

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TREES

Trees serve many purposes for butterflies and many of the Swallowtails use them as host plants. They can add structure and aesthetic flow to your design. Can you center your garden around the existing trees provide shade and privacy? Trees are there for a long time and costly to remove later, so think about them before you plant. Willows should not be placed near water pipes. The roots will crush them as they search for water. Willows will also drip all over your car with messy dew that is horrible to remove. Many towns also have shade tree commissions with tons of rule and regulations concerning their plantings. Annuals are one thing, but a tree is going to hang around for a while. So decide and choose them cautiously.

  • Aspen
  • Bottlebrush
  • Cherry
  • Citrus
  • Elms
  • Eucalyptus
  • Hackberry
  • Live Oak
  • Oak
  • Sweet Bay
  • Tulip Popular
  • Willows

  Alaska Flowers


  • Indian potato (Hedysarum alpinum)
  • Dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
  • Wild sweet pea (Hedysarum Mackenzii)
  • Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)
  • Tall Jacob's ladder (Polemonium acutiflorum)
  • Shirley poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
  • Dwarf Jacob's ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum)
  • California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • Strawberry spinach (Chenopodium capitatum)
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • Yellow hawkweed (Hieracium scabruisculum)
  • Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon
  • Goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata) strictus)
  • Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)
  • Wild chamomile (Tripleurospermum)
  • Yarrow (Achillea borealis) inodoratum)
  • Siberian aster (Aster sibiricus)
  • Wild iris (Iris setosa)
  • Arctic lupine (Lupinus arcticus)
  • Arnica (Arnica alpina)

what to plant for a butterfly garden

This information was provided by Rick Mikula a butterfly expert a.k.a. the Grandfather of Butterflies.