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Which plants in your garden do butterflies like best?



  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,267
    My Buddleas are the favourite right now. Lots of red admirals, painted ladies, a few tortoiseshells and large whites. No peacocks though which is worrying.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,518
    Buddleia, Liatris, scabious and the high light at the moment, big gaudy blousy Marigolds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 1,605
    Buddleia, and Verbena B, at the moment.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,697
    There is a Red Admiral that has taken a real shine to my Helianthus "Capenoch Star". It flies around the garden, but always returns to it without stopping on anything else .
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,518
    They seem to favour yellow flowers. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • For Peacock, Painted Lady and Red Admirals it has to be Buddleia at the moment, for Holly Blues - well I think you can guess their favourite and white butterflies prefer anything in the cabbage family.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,387
    Been plenty of butterflies this weekend. Lavender still the favourite, followed by Abelia. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • ElothirElothir Posts: 92
    edited August 2019
    For the past couple of weeks the 'winner' with insects of all sorts has been our hibiscus (don't know the variety). 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 12,242
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 422
    Definitely Scabious for me too. My buddliea has finished flowering unfortunately. 

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