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Q.How To Create A Butterfly Garden

Zone 89134 | Anonymous added on June 5, 2023 | Answered

I’m in Las Vegas, zone 9a and would like to know what flowers to plant for butterflies? My garden box is one foot high, and about 5 feet x 2 feet.

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Answered on June 5, 2023

To attract the most butterflies, it is best to grow not only the nectar plants for adult butterflies, but some of the host plants for the caterpillars to eat. To find out which butterflies are present in your area, you can contact the area university extension office or search online.

Then you can include host plants among the nectar plants. Many of the host plants you can find at native plant nurseries. Milkweed, which is the host plant for monarch butterflies, can often be found in any nursery or garden center. Host plants for the black swallowtail are easy-to-find herbs: parsley, fennel, and rue (rue is also a host for the Giant swallowtail).

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