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I am planting a Butterfly Garden. Which plants are best?

I live on the tropical island of Jamaica. The garden will be in full sun.. just a teeny bit of shade.

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4 Responses to “I am planting a Butterfly Garden. Which plants are best?”

  1. Dean

    monarch tree or a moth bush

  2. reynwater

    Butterflies like lots of things: dianthus, honeysuckle, cosmos…..wild flowers…..zinnias…..if it flowers they like it just about.

    Beware! OH, alas! Woe is me! What are all these worms eating my pretty flowers!!!? Be sure to provide companion plants for them to lay eggs on.

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=butterly+garden+host+plants&fr=ush-ans

  3. June B

    it is best to plant them in full sun, top choices for butterflies are:
    Ageratum (Ageratum)
    * Aster (Aster species)
    Bee-balm (Monarda didyma)
    * Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia species)
    Boltonia (Boltonia asteroides)
    Bugle (Ajuga reptans)
    * Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
    Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
    * Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
    * Coreopsis (Coreopsis species)
    Daisy, Shasta (Chrysanthemum maximum)

  4. Cecil C

    BLUE DAZE,HIBISCUS ,GARDENIA,MARIGOLDS,PETUNIAS,RUELLA,MEXICAN HEATHER ,ROSES,SOCIETY GARLIC,OLEANDER,IXORA(DWARF),dwarf bouganvillae, LANTANA,PINWHEEL JASMINE,ETC… TOO NAME A FEW

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