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  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117
  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117
    Munsted red sedun are lovely, they grow to two ft and spread too : )
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Don't forget the caterpillar plants too.  So leave a patch of nettles.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,332
    Justin Doherty2 wrote (see)

    I've planted sedum, liatris, lupins and butterfly weed now as well as the buddleia image

    What is butterfly weed please.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Asclepias tuberosa.

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    English Lavender (Vera)



  • LavandeLavande Posts: 171

    The bees are fairly buzzing around my choisya sundance which is in full bloom at the momentimage

  • LavandeLavande Posts: 171

    Sorry just read you were asking specifically about plants for butterflies not bees - choisya may still attract them because there are a lot in the garden at the moment and the blossom has so far been from a prunus, a malus, several choisya and my apple tree - apart from the usual spring bulbs.  I'm not sure which plants are bringing them in but there are lots fluttering around - I love the little white ones that flit around like fairies, of which there are lots, but there are also reddish brown ones and red and brown ones - you can see I mug up on the real species names before coming on.

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 980

    Asclepias tuberosa - as we were saying on another thread always learning! I have never heard of this plant before and it seems to have a lot going for it - easy to grow, long flowering season, hardy, great for butterflies....anyone with experience of growing it, easy from seed or better to buy as a plant? Availability, any good supplier - I definitely want some of these   image

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