Hi, can anyone recommend any good butterfly food plants, i grow various flowers to attract butterflies and bees but not sure about food plants. thanks
Food plants for the larvae?
Yes that's what i should have said.
I'm glad you've though of them, so many people plant to attract the bees and butterflies, most of the eating is done by the larvae.
Don't forget the moths.
There are many more species moths than butterflies.I'll see if I can find a list of food plants
thanks for the link going to print it now.
Nettles and long grasses give you a good range of varieties,then probably best to encourage those that occur locally. Sadly, you probably won't get many chalk hill blues passing by to enjoy your food plants if the surrounding habitat is inhospitable!