Attract Butterflies with Perennial Flowers

Attract Butterflies with Perennial Flowers

Draw butterflies to the garden with nectar-rich flowers

To see scads of dancing butterflies visiting your garden, you'll want to add nectar-rich flowers with open petals, and short tubular blooms - perfect fits for the long, skinny "probosci" they use to suck up nectar. You'll also want to be sure that you've planted flowers with a range of bloom times, from early spring through fall, to keep hungry butterflies fed throughout the season. Because butterflies are most active in full sun, most of their favorite blooms are also great fits for sunny sites.

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  1. Eastern Monarch Refuge Plant Collection

    Our Eastern Monarch Refuge Plant Collection makes it easy to plant beautiful Monarch Butterfly habitat in your garden. Milkweed is the essential host plant for Monarch caterpillars, ...

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    Eastern Monarch Refuge Plant Collection Monarch Refuge Plant Collection for the East
    $66.65 Sale $60.99
    Per Collection of 6
    Our Eastern Monarch Refuge Plant Collection makes it easy to plant beautiful Monarch Butterfly habitat in your garden. Milkweed is the essential host plant for Monarch caterpillars, and Blazing Star, Aster, and Bee Balm offer nectar to adult Monarchs and other pollinators from spring through fall. Resilient native perennials will naturalize, spreading each season to expand the benefit of your habitat garden.
  2. Orange Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa

    Butterfly Weed is the iconic, bright orange beauty that‚s a staple in every butterfly garden. This showy native wildflower is easy to grow, cold hardy, and does well in poor, d...

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    Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
    As low as $9.32 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Butterfly Weed is the iconic, bright orange beauty that's a staple in every butterfly garden. This showy native wildflower is easy to grow, cold hardy, and does well in poor, dry soils. Long-lasting clusters of small, flat-topped flowers are crowned with a yellow, sun-kissed "corona" and bloom from June through August. Butterfly Weed is an important nectar source for Monarch butterflies and its leaves provide essential food for developing Monarch caterpillars - but expect to see a variety of pollinators making use of this plant. Please note the Bag of 3 are bareroots. (Asclepias tuberosa)
  3. Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection

    Put out the welcome mat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with our Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection. Start a new pollinator garden or create a dreamy meadow style plan...

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    Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection
    $143.99 Sale $107.99
    Per Collection of 11
    Put out the welcome mat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with our Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection. Start a new pollinator garden or create a dreamy meadow style planting with this collection of easy-care perennials with nectar-rich blooms in soft, contemporary colors and airy textures. These native, deer-resistant perennials are easy to grow, and they readily naturalize and spread.
  4. Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm, Rudbeckia with Monarch Butterfly

    ‚Goldsturm‚ Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center ‚buttons&sbqu...

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    Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Goldsturm' Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center 'buttons' set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests, poor soils, drought and humidity, 'Goldsturm' is easygoing and the perfect addition to flower arrangements and pollinator gardens. Deer resistant and long-lasting. (Rudbeckia fulgida)
  5. Natural Nectar Native Pre-Planned Garden

    Our Natural Nectar Native Pre-Planned Garden will be buzzing with pollinators as butterflies, hummingbirds, and native bees visit the abundant blooms. These low-maintenance native pl...

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    Natural Nectar Native Pre-Planned Garden Natural Nectar Native Pre-Planned Garden
    $106.65 Sale $99.99
    Per Garden of 12 Plants
    Our Natural Nectar Native Pre-Planned Garden will be buzzing with pollinators as butterflies, hummingbirds, and native bees visit the abundant blooms. These low-maintenance native plants will burst with blooms from mid spring through fall. Garden of 12 plants, with care instructions and a planting map.
  6. Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, Photo Credit Darlene Williams

    ‚Ice Ballet‚ Swamp Milkweed is a staple of the butterfly garden, providing essential food, nectar and shelter to Monarchs at every life stage. Clouds of fragrant, bright-...

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    Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed Ice Ballet Asclepias incarnata Ice Ballet
    As low as $200.33 Sale $190.31
    Per Tray of 16
    'Ice Ballet' Swamp Milkweed is a staple of the butterfly garden, providing essential food, nectar and shelter to Monarchs at every life stage. Clouds of fragrant, bright-white blooms also attract and support a crowd of other pollinators. While many Swamp Milkweeds make their homes in wetlands, 'Ice Ballet' thrives in drier soils. (Asclepias incarnata)
  7. Purple Echinacea purpurea, Coneflower

    Echinacea purpurea, or purple coneflower, produces long-lasting mauve pink to purple daisy-like flowers. Coneflower is one of the finest native perennials, attracting all types of bu...

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    Purple Coneflower Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
    As low as $10.65 Sale $8.52
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Echinacea purpurea, or purple coneflower, produces long-lasting mauve pink to purple daisy-like flowers. Coneflower is one of the finest native perennials, attracting all types of butterflies, birds and bees to your garden. This easy to grow coneflower is tough, withstanding both drought and cold temperatures. (Echinacea purpurea)
  8. Buzz And Flutter Pollinator Pre-Planned Garden

    The Buzz & Flutter Pollinator Pre-Planned Garden offers a rich tapestry of colorful flowers that will attract and nourish pollinators. Enjoy spending time in your garden, listening t...

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    Buzz & Flutter Pollinator Pre-Planned Garden Buzz & Flutter Pollinator Pre-Planned Garden
    $157.32 Sale $139.99
    Per Garden of 13 Plants
    The Buzz & Flutter Pollinator Pre-Planned Garden offers a rich tapestry of colorful flowers that will attract and nourish pollinators. Enjoy spending time in your garden, listening to the buzzing of bees, and watching butterflies and hummingbirds flutter from flower to flower. Bold blooms from mid-spring through fall provide nectar all season. Designed for full sun, this easy-to-grow garden features deer resistant plants. Includes 13 plants and a garden map.
  9. New Vintage® Red Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

    New Vintage® Red Yarrow shines early summer through fall with clusters of ruby red blooms abuzz with pollinators. Fragrant flowers stand atop sturdy stems perfect for cutting and dr...

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    New Vintage® Red Yarrow New Vintage™ Red Yarrow PP#25618 Achillea millefolium New Vintage™ Red PP#25618
    As low as $11.99 Sale $10.79
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    New Vintage® Red Yarrow shines early summer through fall with clusters of ruby red blooms abuzz with pollinators. Fragrant flowers stand atop sturdy stems perfect for cutting and drying. The lacy foliage looks delicate, but Yarrow is a rugged plant, thriving in hot, dry sites, including sidewalk gardens. Use it for erosion control or as an addition to pollinator gardens. (Achillea millefolium)
  10. Anise Hyssop close up of purple flowers with visiting pollinator, Blue Giant Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum

    Anise Hyssop is a native perennial that keeps you in fragrant pollinator heaven from mid-summer to fall. With a sweet licorice-mint fragrance, long lasting pale purple flowers, and a...

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    Anise Hyssop Anise Hyssop, Blue Giant Hyssop Agastache foeniculum
    As low as $13.32 Sale $12.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Anise Hyssop is a native perennial that keeps you in fragrant pollinator heaven from mid-summer to fall. With a sweet licorice-mint fragrance, long lasting pale purple flowers, and an easy-to-grow nature, this is a pollinator powerhouse favored by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Its leaves make a delicious tea too! Deer and rabbit resistant. (Agastache foeniculum)
  11. Prairie Habitat Plant Collection

    Our Prairie Habitat Plant Collection will bring the natural beauty of the prairie to your garden. Enjoy the colors, textures, and movement of resilient native perennials, and colorfu...

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    Prairie Habitat Plant Collection Prairie Habitat Plant Collection
    $73.32 Sale $60.99
    Per Collection of 6
    Our Prairie Habitat Plant Collection will bring the natural beauty of the prairie to your garden. Enjoy the colors, textures, and movement of resilient native perennials, and colorful grasses that are deer resistant and easy-to-grow. Flowers bloom from early summer through to fall to attract pollinators. Leave showy seed heads standing over the fall and winter to provide food and nesting materials for birds.
  12. Buzz Lavender Butterfly Bush, Buddleia Buzz Lavender

    Butterfly Bush Lavender produces fragrant light purple blossoms that attract butterflies, hummingbirds and birds to the garden. This plant is from the Buzz™ Series and is a dwarf ...

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    Buzz™ Lavender Butterfly Bush Buzz™ Lavender Butterfly Bush Buddleia Buzz™ Lavender
    $13.32 Sale $12.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Butterfly Bush Lavender produces fragrant light purple blossoms that attract butterflies, hummingbirds and birds to the garden. This plant is from the Buzz™ Series and is a dwarf variety. Only growing up to 3-5ft tall, yet they maintain the elegance and large, shapely flowers of the standard types. Its compact nature is great for containers, smaller spaces and as a borders in the garden. (Buddleia)
  13. Dark Pink Martagon Lily Bulb Manitoba Morning, Lilium

    Martagon Lily Bulbs Manitoba Morning produces up to 50 blooms per stem with flowers that are reddish-pink with light creamy yellow centers and dark spots. This lily is perfect for p...

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    Manitoba Morning Martagon Lily Martagon Lily Manitoba Morning Lilium martagon Manitoba Morning
    $19.99 Sale $16.99
    Per Bag of 3
    Martagon Lily Bulbs Manitoba Morning produces up to 50 blooms per stem with flowers that are reddish-pink with light creamy yellow centers and dark spots. This lily is perfect for patio pots, growing in between shrubs, and makes a colorful border. Excellent for cut flower. (Lilium)
  14. Yarrow Moonshine, Achillea

    Moonshine is a golden yarrow that covers itself with flowers on a plant to 18 or 24 inches tall. Silvery foliage. (Achillea)...

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    Moonshine Yarrow Moonshine Yarrow Achillea x Moonshine
    $11.99 Sale $10.19
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Moonshine is a golden yarrow that covers itself with flowers on a plant to 18 or 24 inches tall. Silvery foliage. (Achillea)
  15. Dwarf Blue False Indigo, Baptisia australis var minor

    Dwarf Blue Baptisia is a dazzling native perennial with vibrant blooms and decorative seed heads. Tall spikes of indigo blue, lupine-like flowers bloom above sculpted blue-green foli...

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    Dwarf Blue Baptisia Dwarf Blue False Indigo Baptisia australis var minor
    As low as $15.99 Sale $14.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Dwarf Blue Baptisia is a dazzling native perennial with vibrant blooms and decorative seed heads. Tall spikes of indigo blue, lupine-like flowers bloom above sculpted blue-green foliage. The lasting blooms make excellent cut flowers and attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the late-spring garden. This dwarf variety is more compact, yet features showier, larger flowers than the species. (Baptisia australis var minor)
  16. Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow, Asclepias tuberosa

    ‚Hello Yellow‚ Butterfly Weed was developed from the native Butterfly Weed and has golden clusters of flowers. Typical of Butterfly Weed, ‚Hello Yellow‚ has n...

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    Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow
    As low as $11.99 Sale $11.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Hello Yellow' Butterfly Weed was developed from the native Butterfly Weed and has golden clusters of flowers. Typical of Butterfly Weed, 'Hello Yellow' has narrow green leaves that serve as an important food source for Monarch caterpillars. Many pollinators will be attracted to the flowers as they bloom from July through August. Drought tolerant and easy to grow in your sunny butterfly garden. (Asclepias tuberosa)
  17. Mini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection

    Give bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds what they need with our Mini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection. Compact varieties of Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Bush, and Salvia are ide...

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    Mini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection Mini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection
    $26.65 Sale $19.99
    Per Collection of 3
    Give bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds what they need with our Mini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection. Compact varieties of Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Bush, and Salvia are ideal for small-space gardens and patio planters, supplying a consistent supply of nectar. A mix of popular, easy-to-grow perennials, these showy pollinator plants will delight with bright colors for years to come. Collection of 3 plants.
  18. Blushing Asiatic Lily Mix

    Our Blushing Asiatic Lilies Mix includes a lovely selection of pure white and pink lilies. The earliest lilies to bloom in early-to-mid summer and the easiest to grow, Asiatic Lilies...

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    Blushing Asiatic Lily Mix Blushing Asiatic Lily Mix Lilium asiatic Blushing Mix
    $13.32 Sale $11.32
    Per Bag of 5
    Our Blushing Asiatic Lilies Mix includes a lovely selection of pure white and pink lilies. The earliest lilies to bloom in early-to-mid summer and the easiest to grow, Asiatic Lilies are perfect for bridging the spring to summer flowering season. This classic color mix is a great way to get started with lilies or to expand your collection. Large blossoms are butterfly favorites and make great cut flowers. (Lilium)
  19. May Night Meadow Sage

    May Night is the top signature Salvia, with famous deep blue/purple blooms. A big favorite. Perennial plant of the year in 1997. (Salvia nemorosa)...

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    May Night Salvia Meadow Sage May Night Salvia nemorosa May Night
    As low as $7.99 Sale $7.59
    May Night is the top signature Salvia, with famous deep blue/purple blooms. A big favorite. Perennial plant of the year in 1997. (Salvia nemorosa)
  20. Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Monarda didyma Jacob Cline with Hummingbird

    ‚Jacob Cline‚ Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shape...

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    Jacob Cline Bee Balm Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Bergamot Monarda didyma Jacob Cline
    As low as $10.65 Sale $8.52
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Jacob Cline' Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shaped blooms appear on tall, herbaceous plants in mid summer. Its fragrant foliage and tolerance of pests, mildew and clay soils make 'Jacob Cline' a true favorite in the perennial bed. Deer resistant. (Monarda)
  21. Hot Coral Echinacea, Echinacea purpurea

    Sombrero Poco™ Hot Coral makes a fun, bright statement with coral blooms offset by deep centers on compact plants. Stunning both in the garden and cut for summer bouquets. (Echinac...

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    Sombrero Poco™ Hot Coral Echinacea Sombrero Poco™ Hot Coral Coneflower PP23097 Echinacea x hybrida PP23097
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Sombrero Poco™ Hot Coral makes a fun, bright statement with coral blooms offset by deep centers on compact plants. Stunning both in the garden and cut for summer bouquets. (Echinacea x hybrida)
  22. Rose Marvel' Meadow Sage

    Rose Marvel‚ Meadow Sage is an exciting addition to your pollinator-friendly garden. Columns of magenta flowers on burgundy stems will entice hummingbirds and butterflies, whil...

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    Rose Marvel Meadow Sage Rose Marvel Meadow Sage Salvia nemorosa Rose Marvel
    $9.32 Sale $8.85
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Rose Marvel' Meadow Sage is an exciting addition to your pollinator-friendly garden. Columns of magenta flowers on burgundy stems will entice hummingbirds and butterflies, while fragrant green foliage resists deer and rabbits. Flowers are the largest of any pink meadow sage, blooming in spring and summer, and are excellent for cut flower arrangements. Plant in sun in well-drained soil. Hardy and drought tolerant once established. (Salvia nemorosa)
  23. Common Boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum

    Common Boneset is a late-summer standout, boasting large flat-topped flower clusters that bloom well into fall, followed by seed heads to provide winter interest. The small white flo...

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    Common Boneset Common Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum
    As low as $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Common Boneset is a late-summer standout, boasting large flat-topped flower clusters that bloom well into fall, followed by seed heads to provide winter interest. The small white florets are highly attractive to pollinators, especially native bees and butterflies. Unique, paired leaves are fused at the base and look like they wrap the stems. This adaptable and deer-resistant native perennial thrives in woodland settings and wet soils. (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  24. Sunny Days Daylily Collection

    Plant the Sunny Days Daylily Collection for plentiful flowers and effortless summer color. Three Daylily varieties dazzle in a harmonious color palette of sunny yellow, warm pink, an...

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    Sunny Days Daylily Collection Sunny Days Daylily Collection Hemerocallis
    $39.99 Sale $29.99
    Per Collection of 9
    Plant the Sunny Days Daylily Collection for plentiful flowers and effortless summer color. Three Daylily varieties dazzle in a harmonious color palette of sunny yellow, warm pink, and classic orange, paired with attractive arching foliage that fills in the garden all season. Plant along a fence, driveway, patio, or perennial border for a row of cheerful blooms from early summer to early fall. (Hemerocallis)
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