If you absolutely love butterflies and want to see them more frequently in your garden, here are the plants you should plant.
Perfectly at home in Zone 8, and a favorite of butterflies, aster blooms in different hues such as pink, purple, red and white. Blooming in summer and fall, asters love to thrive from full to partial sun and have a preference for cool dewy summers. The plant itself can grow from 8 inches to 8 feet. What’s best is that it blooms just when other blooming floras start to wilt.
Another plant that showers your garden not only with blooms and smells but also attracts butterflies, lavenders give an early bird treat to gardeners in zone 8 as it blooms earlier than other zones. A simple prune 4 to 5 weeks into the blooming cycle will trigger the plant to bloom orderly and even sometimes encourage a new wave of blooms.
Snapdragons have tower of blooms which attract butterflies. Usually in full bloom during summer and fall, they come in colors ranging from bold hues to soft pastels with the only exception of blue. However, make sure to handle snapdragons with great care and caution since all parts of it are poisonous. If you are unsure, best to let the professionals do the planting for you.
A beautiful attractant of butterflies with its golden hue, most gardeners veer away from this glorious plant because of the myth that it aggravates one’s allergies. However, this has been proven to be quite untrue since its pollens are too heavy to be carried away by the wind. Instead, butterflies and insects act as the pollinators for this plant as the pollen stick to their legs. Aside from its glorious yellow color, goldenrod is also a fragrant flower lending a rich and sweet smell for your garden.