Who doesn't want this scene in their garden? This summer blooming perennial border that includes Echinacea 'Merlot' and Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is a magnet for butterflies, bees and hummers.
Below are a few examples of plants that butterflies adore; follow the links for a full description of each. Included on these plant detail pages you'll find additional links to plant combo ideas that incorporate each of these plants. Have fun exploring!
- Coneflower (Echinacea 'Merlot', Echinacea 'Sunrise', Echinacea 'Evan Saul')
- Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway')
- Sedum (Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Sedum 'Matrona')
- Purpletop Vervain (Verbena bonariensis)
Or you can use the eGardenGo plant database to search for additional plants that are attractive to bees and butterflies; or filter the database based on a wide variety of desired plant attributes or design characteristics.
To prime the inspirational pump, here are three plant combo ideas that not only include perennials that attract butterflies, but they also look great and perform well in the garden for months on end. Be sure to follow the links to explore the eGardenGo web app where you'll find even more planting combination ideas that feature butterfly intoxicants like echinacea, sedum, eupatorium, verbena and more.
Explore this combo and learn about all the plants that are included in it.
Get the lowdown on all the plants included in this planting combination.
This colorful quartet of blooming perennials is not only attractive to butterflies, but hummingbirds and bees are also drawn to this long-blooming, drought-tolerant plant combo all summer long.
Search the eGardenGo plant combo database for other pollinator-friendly planting schemes.