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#1 User is offline   Jesse 

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Hi all,

It would be interesting to have a list of plants that attract butterflies for reference. I have seen small yellow common one coming to my balcony. The recent one is a bigger orange butterfly but is dead now. So what are the plants to recommend? Thanks!
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

butterfly plant (attract or host for butterfly)
Asclepias curassavira (blood flower).
Asystasia gangetica found as weed
Asystasia ssp micranthes alba
Asystasia intrusa
Breynia nivosa 'roseo picta'
Caesalpinia pulcherima
Caesalpinia surinamensis
caltrophis gigantea
chamaecrista mimosoides fairly common plant
cleome rutidospema
cleorodendrum indicum
cleorodendrum myricoidus
cordia cylindristachya
Hamelia patens
Ixora (big leave)
Lantana
Odontonema cuspidatum can be found in world farm .
radermacher 'kunming'
senna alata . common road side plant
senna dendula
senna polyphylla
senna surattensis
Gymnanthera oblong
Tylophora
Aristolochia acuminata
passiflora foetida
pandan
Murraya koenigii
Stachytarpheta mutabilis
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Heliotropium
the bad news is all are full sun plant except for cleorodendrum

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:10 AM

View Postdigitalgate, on 10 May 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

butterfly plant (attract or host for butterfly)
Asclepias curassavira (blood flower).
Asystasia gangetica found as weed
Asystasia ssp micranthes alba
Asystasia intrusa
Breynia nivosa 'roseo picta'
Caesalpinia pulcherima
Caesalpinia surinamensis
caltrophis gigantea
chamaecrista mimosoides fairly common plant
cleome rutidospema
cleorodendrum indicum
cleorodendrum myricoidus
cordia cylindristachya
Hamelia patens
Ixora (big leave)
Lantana
Odontonema cuspidatum can be found in world farm .
radermacher 'kunming'
senna alata . common road side plant
senna dendula
senna polyphylla
senna surattensis
Gymnanthera oblong
Tylophora
Aristolochia acuminata
passiflora foetida
pandan
Murraya koenigii

the bad news is all are full sun plant except for cleorodendrum


you can also try Stachytarpheta mutabilis or S. jamaicensis, they attract a lot of butterflies too! cordia is a good try, but it needs lotsa of root space and sun to grow well. Heliotropium works wonders too! i have them growing at my place and i promise you that it's rewarding if u try these few recommended one!

digitalgate has got a good list of plants you can research and see if any suits your immediate environment. good growing! if u need cuttings do let me know, see if i can have any to spare!
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:43 AM

Thank greenboy I add to list for my database .
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

Thanks digitalgate and greenboy for the information. This is certainly no bad news as the sun at my side has already killed some of my plants.

greenboy, i would certainly love some cuttings if you can spare esp those that love the hot morning sun. :)/>
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:53 AM

View PostJesse, on 11 May 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

Thanks digitalgate and greenboy for the information. This is certainly no bad news as the sun at my side has already killed some of my plants.

greenboy, i would certainly love some cuttings if you can spare esp those that love the hot morning sun. :)/>


sure, i'll just pot up some stachys for u! let u know when they are ready! :D/>
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thanks, do let me know if they are ready.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

Thanks digitalgate and greenboy for the facts. This is certainly no bad information as the sun at my aspect has already killed some of my plants.
greenboy, i would certainly really like some cuttings if you can additional esp those that really like the hot day sun.
hawthorn hedge
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

Ehhh are u local ? Difficult to sent u cutting as the paper work involved is mind boogling

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:07 PM

add in Aristolochia tagala
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

Spring flowers: :flowers:/>

Aubretia
Forget-me-not
Heathers
Honesty
Lilacs
Primroses
Yellow alyssum
Wallflowers

Summer flowers: :flowers:/>

Alyssum
Buddleia
Candytuft
Cornflowers
Echinops
Lavender
Herbs – marjoram, rosemary, thyme
Sweet William
Valerian

Autumn flowers: :flowers:/>

Golden rod (solidigo)
Helenium
Ivy
Michaelmus daisy
Scabious
Sedum (ice plant)
Winter savoury


These flower plants attract butterflies into your flower gardening, you need to grow a selection of plants that will produce food for a variety of species from spring right through to the autumn. Choose a sunny and sheltered spot to plant this flower plant ideally in south or south-west facing.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

Some of my favorites for attracting nectaring adults:

Apocynum cannabinum
Asclepias syriaca, Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias incarnata
Buddle Ja Davidii
Echinacea purpurea
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

Aster and Black Eyed Susan are the plants which attract butterflies.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

Some other plants that attracts butterfly:

Butterfly Weed
Common Milkweed
Pearly Everlasting
Lead Plant
Anise Hyssop
Yarrow
Common Lilac
Azalea
Oak
Cherry, Plum
Wild Black Cherry
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

A butterfly garden is simply a flower garden that is designed to include nectar-rich flowers that butterflies love to visit. The ideal garden is one that supports both the adults and larvae, by offering a wide variety plants, grasses, and wildflowers. By providing the right mix of flowers, shelter, water, and sun it is easy to attract and sustain butterfly populations so they feel at home.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

Focus on basic guidelines to care your flower gardening, and do it with utmost care and attention, you will definitely get a blooming and radiate flower garden with lots of butterfly which will uplift your mood and your spirit.

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