29 February 2008
Pine Ridge Gardens Has Woody Plants for Butterflies
Woody perennials for attracting and feeding butterflies will come back for years to bring the flying flowers into your garden.
Pine Ridge Gardens in London Arkansas has a handy chart on their website that explains what to plant for whom. Click on the link to see the entire list of plants you can order to enhance your chance of raising butterflies this summer.
Woody plants for food for caterpillars with each plant's botanical and common name
Amorpha fruitcosa Lead plant Dogface, Gray hairstreak
Aronia melanocarpa Black chokeberry Striped hairstreak
Asimina triloba Paw Paw Zebra swallowtail
Aristolochia macrophylla Bigleaf pipevinePipevine swallowtail
Aristolochia tomentosa Dutchman's pipevine Pipevine swallowtail
Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood, musclewood Red spotted purple, tiger swallowtail, marine blue
Carya illinoiensis Wild pecan Gray hairstreak
Carya ovata Shagbark hickory Banded hairstreak
Ceanothus ovatus Inland NJ Tea duskywing
Celtis tenufolia Dwarf hackberry Question mark, mourning cloak, Tawny emperor & hackberry butterfly.
Cercis canadensis Redbud Henry's elfin
Cornus species Dogwoods Spring azure
Fagus grandifolia American beech Early hairstreakFraxinus quadrangulataBlue AshMourning cloak, two-tailed tiger swallowtail
Ilex opaca American holly Henry's elfin
Juniperus ashei Ash's juniper Olive hairstreak
Juniperus virginianaEastern red cedar Olive hairstreak
Lindera benzoin Spicebush Spicebush swallowtail
You get the idea - click on the link to Pine Ridge Gardens to learn and to shop.