Finding fun in the flitter

Feed Caterpillars with Host Plants


Painted LadyLegumes
Red AdmiralNettles
Black SwallowtailUmbellifers
Zebra SwallowtailPawPaw
Gray HairstreakVariety
Silver CheckerspotSunflowers
Carolina Sphinx Moth (Hornworm)Tomato Tobacco
Eastern Tailed BlueLegumes
Least SkipperGrasses
Luna MothVarious Trees Cattail

Create a Beneficial Environment

Choose a sunny spot

Create mass plantings

Use long flowering plants

Provide a variety of flowering nectar plants

Provide a variety of host plants

Employ fragrant flowers

Provide wind breaks

Provide resting/hiding places

Provide shallow water for puddpng

Provide fruit tray

Stop using pesticides


Attract Butterflies with Nectar Plants

  • Verbena
  • Pentas
  • Lantana
  • Ageratum
  • Heliotrope
  • Petunia
  • Zinnia
  • Marigold
  • Herbs
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Bee Balm
  • Agastache
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
& Perennials
  • Milkweed
  • Sedum
  • Coneflower
  • Coreopsis
  • Salvia
  • Daisy
  • Dianthus
  • Lobelia
  • Yarrow
  • Goldenrod
  • Gaillardia
  • Asters
  • Scabiosa
& Trees
  • Butterfly Bush SummerSweet Buckeye
  • Cherry
  • Willow
  • Spicebush
  • Abelia
  • Arrowwood
  • Lilac
  • Mock Orange

Call 479-253-7466 for more information on any of the new introductions reviewed in this article.

Bear Creek Nursery

“ Along with a selection of new annuals, perennials, herbs and grasses, the Bear offers many native trees and shrubs as well as a number of aquatic plants to enhance the pond. Landscape materials and a comprehensive selection of glazed & terra cotta pots round out the products available at your friendly neighborhood garden center. Sound advice is always available from the well informed staff, who will be happy to help you find just the right plant to compliment your garden. Landscape services are available year round.”