Perennial Butterfly Garden
For Zones 5-9. Approximately 6 ft x 16 ft. Full sun preferred.
Everything you need to attract a multitude of butterflies to your yard –
nectar, larval food, and shelter. Don’t be surprised if you find your
coreopsis or asclepias leafless someday, when the caterpillars get
hungry. The ornamental grasses serve as ‘hotel-hide-outs’. Add a mud
puddle for their water source and they may never leave!
Design by Jude.
A – (3) Echinacea Ruby Star EASTERN PURPLE CONEFLOWER
Vigorous grower with horizontal petals of intense, carmine red, flowers that
curl back and surround a burnt orange cone center.
B – (1) Panicum Ruby Ribbons SWITCH GRASS
Ruby Ribbons’ soft blue-green foliage emerges in the spring on upright, clumping
plants. The foliage takes on a wine-red color in early summer, which intensifies
as the season progresses.
C – (1) Buddleia Royal Red BUTTERFLY BUSH
Spikes of fragrant, rich, wine-red flowers, 6-12" long, bloom at the end of
arching canes. Very floriferous!
D – (2) Penstemon Red Rocks BEARD TONGUE
Rosy-red trumpets all summer. White throats with hot pink stripes. Deep green
E – (1) Asclepias incarnata
Clusters of rosy-pink flowers. Erect habit. A North American native plant, a
magnet for butterflies.
F – (1) Pennisetum Hameln DWARF FOUNTAIN GRASS
A slightly smaller form of 'alopecuroides'. The foliage green and fine textured.
Seed heads appear July through September, open greenish-white, and turn a creamy
G – (3) Gaura Crimson Butterflies WAND FLOWER
The hot-pink flowers are held upright by short stems slightly above the foliage.
H – (3) Coreopsis Big Bang Mercury Rising TICKSEED
Velvety wine-red flowers, up to 2" wide, boast frilly , glowing gold centers. Apple green narrow foliage spreads attractively.
J – (3) Agastache Apricot Sprite MEXICAN HYSSOP
Delicate peachy-apricot tubular blooms
rise on erect stems from bushy plant base. Fragrant grey-green foliage.
Santa Rosa Gardens pre-planned Perennial Butterfly Garden includes 18 top-quality
potted plants, full planting instructions and an easy-to-follow illustrated
Note: If a variety is
unavailable, our designer will select a substitute of similar