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Butterfly Gardens

monarch-on-asclepias-tuberosa.jpgButterfly gardens are a wonderful, especially in the urban garden where they flitter from plant to plant. What will attract butterflies to your garden is water, food and shelter. While there are books on the subject, the following tips will help you create your own butterfly sanctuary:
* Locate in a sunny area. Butterflies like direct sunlight and heat to warm up their bodies.
* Provide a wind shelter by planting beside a fence, hedge or building.
* Avoid using chemical pesticides.
* Provide warm resting places around the garden with boards or a few flat stones.
* A shallow saucer, mud puddle or wet sand can supply needed water.
* Caterpillars have to eat - place milkweed, marigolds, red salvia, zinnias, lantana, impatiens, cosmos, thistle, clover, or goldenrod where their eating of plants will not be a problem. Other favorites are carrots, dill, parsley and nasturtium.

Different species of butterflies prefer different nectars, in both colors and tastes. Providing a wide variety of food plants will attract the greatest diversity of varieties. Try to determine what butterfly varieties are native to your area and which plants they visit. Staggering of plants and varieties allows for additional blooming times of the day and year. Groups of the same plants are easier for butterflies to see than singly planted flowers.

Many blooming flowers may be visited by butterflies, but perennial favorites include:
Achillea | Ajuga | Aquileqia | Aster | Astilbe | Baptisia | Butterfly Bushes | Campanula | Coreopsis | Delosperma | Delphinium | Dianthus | Echinacea | Gaillardia | Heuchera and Heucherella | Hibiscus | Lamium | Lantana | Lavender | Leucanthemum | Lupinus | Papaver | Phlox | Rudeckia | Salvia | Sedum | Stokesia | Thymus | Tiarella | Veronica , and, of coarse, buddleia (butterfly bush).

Additional plants include the below, for more information "click" on the photo(s) below -

  • Hemerocallis Stella de Oro SF BR

    Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' SF BR

    Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' Daylily (Jablonski, 1975)  Single Fan bare root plant The world's most popular daylily! 2.75", bright gold complete self with mild pie crust edging and a subtle fragrance Begins blooming in early summer...

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  • Hemerocallis Purple de Oro SF BR

    Hemerocallis 'Purple de Oro' SF BR

    Hemerocallis - 'Purple de Oro' (DeGroot, 2000) Single Fan bare root plant a/k/a RAZZMATAZZ Medium dark purple with lighter midrib and edge above gold throat. Height is 20 inches with 3 inch bloom.Mid Season Rebloomer, Dormant, Dipliod. Petals have...

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  • Hemerocallis Hyperion SF BR

    Hemerocallis 'Hyperion' SF BR

    Hemerocallis - 'Hyperion' Daylily Single Fan bare root plant A nostalgic daylily that has been in cultivation for nearly 90 years 5", canary yellow self with a tiny, green throat Trumpet flower form; when viewed from the side it has the shape of a...

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  • Hemerocallis Inkheart PPAF 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis 'Inkheart' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis 'Inkheart' PPAF (25) bare root clumps Common Name: DaylilyOne look at this beautiful daylily and you'll see why it got its name. Each creamy yellow flowers has a crisp, dark purple eye (or 'heart') with a matching picotee edge. As an added...

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  • Hemerocallis Storm Shelter 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis Storm Shelter (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis 'Storm Shelter' - Proven Winners RAINBOW RHYTHM Collection (25) BR Plants stunning, high quality, tetraploid produces 5 inch wide, mauve colored blossoms with an enormous deep eggplant purple eye that extends to nearly the edge of the petals...

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  • Hemerocallis STELLA SUPREME 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis STELLA SUPREME (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis 'Stella Supreme' (25) BR Plants (Berbee) Height: 14 InchesFlower Color: Yellow ShadesHardiness Zone: 3 - 9 This daylily is similar in blooming behavior as the ever-popular ‘Stella de Oro’, but differs in terms of flower color...

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  • Hemerocallis Stella de Oro 3.5 inch pot

    Hemerocallis Stella de Oro (3.5 inch pot)

    Hemerocallis - STELLA DE ORO Daylily (Jablonski, 1975) Gold Self. Height is 11 inches with a 2.75 inch bloom. Early to Mid-Season Rebloomer, Dormant, Diploid, Fragrant. Stout Silver Medal 1985. Donn Fischer Memorial Award 1979, Award of Merit 1982. The...

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  • Astilbe arendsii Gladstone bare root plant

    Astilbe arendsii 'Gladstone' (bare root plant)

    Astilbe arendsii 'Gladstone' (25) bare root plants Dark green foliage with white blooms on upright plumes in late Spring.Prefers rich, well drained soil with consistent moisture. Cut Astilbe back in the early Spring. Zone: 4-8Part Shade to Shade...

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  • Astilbe Fanal bare root plant

    Astilbe 'Fanal' (bare root plant)

    Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal' Common Name: SpireaZones 4 to 9.Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 20 inches tall and 18 to 20 inches wide;Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate. 'Fanal' quickly forms a compact graceful, fern-like mound...

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  • Astilbe Rheinland bare root plant

    Astilbe 'Rheinland' (bare root plant)

    Astilbe 'Rheinland' Common Name: Astilbe-Japanese.Zones 4 to 9.Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 24 inches tall and 16 to 20 inches wide;Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Rose-pink flowers...

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  • Hemerocallis JOLYENE NICHOLE 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis JOLYENE NICHOLE (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - JOLYENE NICHOLE Daylily (Spalding ; Guillory 1984) Rose blend with green throat. Height is 14 inches with 6 inch bloom. Mid season bloom, Evergreen, Diploid, Extended bloom. Pink tepals with rose veining, golden yellow eye, and pale green...

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  • Astilbe Delft Lace PP19839 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Delft Lace' PP19839 (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Delft Lace' PP19839 Common Name: Astilbe-Hybrid, Spirea Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 24 to 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Panicles of deep...

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  • Astilbe chinensis Visions 10ct Quarts

    Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' (10)ct Quarts

    Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' Common Name: Astilbe-Chinese Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 14 to 16 inches tall and 12 to 15 inches wide; Clump forming dwarf habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. 'Visions'...

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  • Hemerocallis GARDEN SHOW 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis GARDEN SHOW (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - GARDEN SHOW (Carpenter-J., 1997)purple self with a green throatrscape height 28 inchesbloom size 6 inchesMidseason Rebloomer, ploidy, Diploid, Dormant, Fragrant, Diurnalseedling # JC-92-783 Mature field grown plant shipped bare root. Click...

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  • Hemerocallis BRIGHT SUNSET 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis BRIGHT SUNSET (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - BRIGHT SUNSET Daylily (RUDOLPH, 1978)) Dusty burnt orange with deeper halo and green yellow throat. Height is 36 inches with 6 inch bloom. Early Season bloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Very Fragrant. Fragrant flowers the color of a tropical...

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  • Hemerocallis Blackthorne 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis Blackthorne (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - Blackthorne Daylily (Trimmer, 1996) Cream with black purple eyezone and green throat. Height is 26 inches with 4 inch bloom.Early to Mid Season Rebloomer, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Diurnal. Very light creamy yellow blossoms with a hint...

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  • Astilbe Rise and Shine 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Rise and Shine' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Rise and Shine' Common Name: Astilbe-Japanese. Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 27 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Large 8 inch long, hot...

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  • Astilbe Rheinland 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Rheinland' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Rheinland' Common Name: Astilbe-Japanese. Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 24 inches tall and 16 to 20 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Rose-pink flowers are held in...

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  • Astilbe Red Sentinel 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Red Sentinel' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Red Sentinel' Common Name: Astilbe-Japanese. Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 20 to 24 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Scarlet-red flowers...

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  • Astilbe Peach Blossom 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Peach Blossom' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Peach Blossom' Common Name: Astilbe-Japanese. Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 24 inches tall and 15 to 18 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Peach flowers with a hint...

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  • Astilbe Montgomery 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Montgomery' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Montgomery' Common Name: Astilbe-Japanese. Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 20 to 24 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Dark magenta red,...

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  • Astilbe Fanal 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Fanal' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal' Common Name: Spirea Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 20 inches tall and 18 to 20 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate. 'Fanal' quickly forms a compact graceful, fern-like mound of dainty...

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  • Astilbe Deutschland 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Deutschland' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Deutschland' Common Name: Astilbe-Japanese. Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 24 to 30 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Panicles of white,...

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  • Astilbe chinensis Visions 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' Common Name: Astilbe-Chinese Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 14 to 16 inches tall and 12 to 15 inches wide; Clump forming dwarf habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. 'Visions'...

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  • Astilbe chinensis Pumila 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' Common Name: Astilbe- Dwarf Chinese Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 10 inches tall and 12 to 16 inches wide; Dwarf clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, slow spreading, rhizomatous plants. Lilac-pink...

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  • Astilbe Bressingham Beauty 25 BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' (25) BR Plants

    Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' Common Name: Spirea Zones 4 to 9. Full sun to full shade. Plants reach 36 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide; Clump forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate. 'Bressingham Beauty' quickly forms a graceful, fern-like mound of...

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  • Astilbe Amber Moon PPAF 20ct Flat

    Astilbe 'Amber Moon' PPAF (20)ct Flat

    Astilbe 'Amber Moon' PPAF (20)ct Flat False Spirea Height: 34-38 Inches, Spread: 22-28 InchesFlower Color: Pink shades, Foliage Color: Yellow shadesHardiness Zone: 4 - 9Part shade to Full shade Blooms Midsummer The foliage emerges bright chartreuse...

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  • Hemerocallis Sammy Russell Red SF BR

    Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell Red' SF BR

    Hemerocallis - 'Sammy Russell Red' Daylily (RUSSELL, 1951) Single Fan bare root plant Red Self. Height 30 inches with a 4 inch bloom. Mid to Late Season bloom, Dormant, Diploid. Mature field grown plant shipped bare root. Click here for more...

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  • Hemerocallis ROCKET CITY 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis ROCKET CITY (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - ROCKET CITY Daylily (HARDY, 1967) (25) bare root clumps 6', bittersweet orange tepals with a darker orange eye Throat and midribs are lighter orange-yellow Very easy to grow and propagate Petals have crimped edges, sepals are smooth,...

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  • Hemerocallis LITTLE GRAPETTE 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis LITTLE GRAPETTE (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - LITTLE GRAPETTE Daylily (Williamson 1970) (25) bare root clumps A miniature daylily with 2' wide flowers Light grape-purple tepals with a black-grape band, rose-purple watermark, and florescent green throat Petal edges have tightly...

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  • Hemerocallis HAPPY RETURNS 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis HAPPY RETURNS (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - HAPPY RETURNS Daylily (Apps 1986) (25) bare root clumps An extremely popular and widely used reblooming daylily 3', fragrant, canary yellow complete self Tepal edges are slightly crimped Of 'Stella de Oro' parentage, though flowers...

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  • Hemerocallis ELEGANT CANDY 25 BR Plants

    Hemerocallis ELEGANT CANDY (25) BR Plants

    Hemerocallis - ELEGANT CANDY Daylily (Stamile 1995) (25) bare root clumps 4.25', medium pink flowers with a triangular red eye and a green throat Blossoms are round in form and heavily ruffled The flower color is sunfast Strong, well-branched and...

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