Attracting Butterflies

Attracting Butterflies

When you strategically add plants to your garden to attract butterflies, you’re doing your part to protect the butterfly population and encouraging the important pollination work they do. But you’re also paving the way for an amazing show the butterflies will put on each day as they flutter about your yard. Browse these butterfly-attracting plants from the North Shore Plant Club, and get inspired to add some to your garden. (See our "Attracting Butterflies" Top 25 Rankings!)

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2023 Plant Club "Attracts Butterflies" Top 25

Plant 2023 2022
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' 1 NR
Chrysanthemum 'Padre Purple' 2 NR
Impatiens x hybrida 'Sunpatiens Compact White' 3 NR
Begonia 'Bepared' DRAGON WING RED 4 NR
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 5 NR
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' 6 NR
Geranium 'Gerwat' ROZANNE 7 4
Allium 'Millennium' 8 5
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight Prime' 9 NR
Begonia 'Bada Bing Rose' 10 NR
Geranium maculatum 11 1
Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' INCREDIBALL 12 NR
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' 13 NR
Impatiens hawkeri 'Petticoat White' 14 NR
Lobelia cardinalis 15 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' 16 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire' 17 NR
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' 18 NR
Chrysanthemum 'Cheryl Jolly Red' 19 NR
Begonia 'Bada Bing White' 20 NR
Impatiens 'Bounce Violet' 21 NR
Astilbe 'Maggie Daley' 23 14
Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies' 24 NR
Echinacea purpurea 25 NR

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