Butterfly Garden by Mike MacDonald


[Hesperis picture] Hesperis matronalis, Sweet Rocket, is used by many species including Tiger Swallowtails, Cabbage Whites and Skippers. It needs light to germinate so do not cover the seeds. Space 40–45 cm apart. Height to one metre. This perennial blooms in the second year and seeds itself freely.

Butterfly Plants
Agastache | Aster | Borage | Calendula
Centaurea | Cosmos | Echinacea | Hesperis
Lupine | Marigold | Mexican Sunflower | Parsley
Red Clover | Violet | White Clover | Yarrow

The Butterflies
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral

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