Butterflies can take any garden from plain old pretty to downright magical. But you don’t have to cast spells to bring them to your yard — you just have to know the right tricks!
The easiest way to attract butterflies is to choose the right plants. Butterfly bush and butterfly weed are two of the most popular choices. (After all, they have “butterfly” right there in their names!) But did you know that yarrow, coneflower and bee balm attract butterflies as well? All of these plants offer nectar, butterflies’ main source of food.
Below, we’ll show you some of our favorite butterfly-attracting plant combos and help you design the perfect butterfly habitat. Read on, and in no time you’ll have a butterfly garden.
For more tips on how to design the perfect butterfly habitat, read our article Five ways to bring more butterflies into your garden.