Love attracting butterflies to your backyard? Take notice of these flying flowers —they’re pretty incredible!

Love attracting butterflies to your backyard? Take notice of these flying flowers —they’re pretty incredible!

Flowers aren't the only way to bring butterflies to your garden. Learn about attracting butterflies with fruit, including fruits to offer.

Flowers aren't the only way to bring butterflies to your garden. Learn about attracting butterflies with fruit, including fruits to offer.

Help save the Monarch!

Help save the Monarch!

Monarch butterfly on Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). Photo by David Mizejewski.

Monarch butterfly on Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). Photo by David Mizejewski.

11 plants to help attract butterflies to your garden!

11 plants to help attract butterflies to your garden!

The "super-generation" of butterflies that migrates to Mexico each year is simply amazing. Learn about the monarch migration journey.

The "super-generation" of butterflies that migrates to Mexico each year is simply amazing. Learn about the monarch migration journey.

Butterfly~Plant a Nectar Smorgasbord  To lure a variety of butterflies to your garden, select an assortment of bright flowers that produce nectar throughout the season. Some of the best include alyssum, butterfly bush, cornflower, cosmos, purple coneflower, globe amaranth, heliotrope, larkspur, milkweed, nicotiana, pentas, salvia, sunflower, Mexican sunflower, and zinnia. Species with clustered blooms, such as phlox, offer several sips in one swoop for butterflies such as this Monarch.

Plant a Butterfly Garden

Butterfly~Plant a Nectar Smorgasbord To lure a variety of butterflies to your garden, select an assortment of bright flowers that produce nectar throughout the season. Some of the best include alyssum, butterfly bush, cornflower, cosmos, purple coneflower, globe amaranth, heliotrope, larkspur, milkweed, nicotiana, pentas, salvia, sunflower, Mexican sunflower, and zinnia. Species with clustered blooms, such as phlox, offer several sips in one swoop for butterflies such as this Monarch.

Butterfly

Butterfly

Need help attracting butterflies to your yard? National Wildlife Federation expert David Mizejewski unveils butterfly host plants you want in your garden.

Need help attracting butterflies to your yard? National Wildlife Federation expert David Mizejewski unveils butterfly host plants you want in your garden.

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