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What Do Butterflies Eat? Nectar Plants

Most butterflies eat (actually they “drink”) from nectar plants (while the plants that caterpillars eat are called host plants). Each species of butterflies has nectar plants that they prefer but many adult butterflies will feed from a wide variety of nectar sources. Butterflies are not as specific in their food source as are their caterpillars. A few […]

Butterfly Garden Gift Basket

Butterfly garden gift basket wrapped

Butterfly Garden Gift – Create a butterfly garden in one season! Includes: Butterfly planter, Seeds, Butterfly notepad, All-natural herbal soap, Copper garden labels.  Shrink-wrapped with a bow and instructions!

Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalus) Plants

buttonbush shrub with painted lady butterfly

Plant Name: Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalus) also Button Willow, Honey Bells, Globe Flower, Little Snowball

Quick Info: Plant is 1-3′ tall shipped safely in tree pots. Unusual, long-lasting, boldly aromatic flowers lure passing butterflies. An easy-going, fast growing, deciduous perennial shrub or small tree ideal for wet areas and rain gardens.

How to Attract Butterflies

The number one step to attract butterflies is simply providing the food they like – which is generally plants. The adult butterflies are attracted to nectar plants from which they sip nectar and are also attracted to their host plants which are the specific plants where the females lay their eggs. This article will suggest […]

What Do Caterpillars Eat? Host Plants

The plants that caterpillars eat are called host plants while the plants that adult butterflies eat (actually they “drink” nectar from the flowers) are called nectar plants. Each species of butterflies has specific host plants on which the adult butterflies lay their eggs. Listed below are several popular butterfly species and the host plants that […]

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