Same Day Delivery in Greater Metro Atlanta

(404) 292-8446     Login      Cart (0)
Toggle navigation

Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden Tips

Butterfly Garden

< Back to the Garden Center

Any size garden can attract and support pollinators, even a well planted container garden or window box.

Since we are wanting to attract pollinators be sure to choose plants they love to feed on, take shelter in, and lay their eggs on. Plant a wide variety of plants to provide season long succession of blooms for food.

Many pesticides, even organic ones are toxic to birds, bees and butterflies. If you use pesticides nearby make sure you apply them carefully and selectively. To protect pollinators, do not use pesticides on open blossoms or when pollinators are present.

Bees, birds and butterflies all need water. A simple bird bath or catch basin for rain does the job. B sure to clean it out regularly to reduce mosquito larvae.

Plants that attract butterflies

  • Alyssum
  • Bee balm
  • Butterfly bush
  • Cosmos
  • Daylily
  • Dianthus
  • Fennel
  • Hollyhock
  • Lavender
  • Marigold
  • Nasturtium
  • Oregano
  • Phlox
  • Purple coneflower
  • Sage
  • Scabiosa
  • Shasta daisy
  • Stonecrop
  • Verbena
  • Yarrow
  • Zinnia

Plants that attract butterfly larvae (caterpillars)

  • Borage
  • Fennel
  • Milkweed
  • Parsley

Plants that attract hummingbirds

  • Ajuga
  • Bee balm
  • Begonia
  • Bleeding heart
  • Butterfly weed
  • Canna
  • Cardinal flower
  • Century plant
  • Columbine
  • Cleome
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Dahlia
  • Fire pink
  • Four o' clocks
  • Foxglove
  • Fuchsia
  • Gilia
  • Geranium
  • Gladiolus
  • Glossy abelia
  • Heuchera (Coral Bells)
  • Impatiens
  • Iris
  • Lantana
  • Lily
  • Nasturtium
  • Petunia
  • Phlox
  • Sage
  • Salvia
  • Scabiosa
  • Sweet William
  • Verbena
  • Yucca
  • Zinnia

Plants that attract bees

Perennials and Annuals

  • Allium
  • Aster
  • Basil
  • Bee balm
  • Bee plant
  • Bergamot
  • Borage
  • Cosmos
  • Four o'clock
  • Gaillardia
  • Geranium
  • Hyssop
  • Joe-pye weed
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Mullein
  • Poppy
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sunflower
  • Thyme
  • Verbena
  • Wallflower
  • Zinnia

Trees, Shrubs and Fruit

  • Apple
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Hawthorn
  • Linden
  • Locust
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry

< Back to the Garden Center