The nectar plants included in this section are the most popular ones used as nectar sources
for butterflies and ones that I am growing in my garden. There are many other flowers that
are good at attracting butterflies. These are the ones I think are best, in my experience.
But most likely, over time, I'll add more to the list.
They are divided up into groups based on their size.
Please keep in mind that these size
divisions are only a rough estimate. The amount of light, water, soil conditions, etc. can affect
how big some of these plants get. In many cases it's also a matter of opinion whether a plant is small
or large, or a large plant or a small bush. Please check the individual pages for each plant to get a
better idea of its size and shape.
Pentas - Pentas lanceolata
Pin Cushion Flower - Scabiosa columbaria
Verbena - Glandularia canadensis
Agastache/Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum
Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
Blanket Flower - Gaillardia grandiflora
Cardinal Flower - Lobelia cardinalis
Iron Weed - Vernonia sp.
Joe Pye Weed - Eupatorium purpureum
Prairie Liatris - Liatris pycnostachya
Purple Cone Flower - Echinacea purpurea
Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum pilosum
Rattlesnake Master - Eryngium yuccifolium
Butterfly Bush - Buddleia davidii
Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
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