Butterfly Plants

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Butterfly Plants

Postby Gusty_84 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:23 am

I think an area where you can view what plants attract what insects
If you have that now please direct me.
Can you suggest any plants that Garden Express stock that attract Butterflies
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Re: Butterfly Plants

Postby Pam » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:15 am

Sounds like a great idea Gusty.

Are you wanting host plants or pollen plants?

An idea of whereabouts you live would help to work out the right plants for the butterflies that frequent your area.
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Re: Butterfly Plants

Postby Gusty_84 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:44 am

Hi Pam,

I live in Emu Plains NSW. My yard gets full sun from when the sun comes up and until the sun goes down.
I would like both kinds of plants?
I'm currently landscaping my yard and have lots of space to fill with plants

Thank you for your help :D
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Re: Butterfly Plants

Postby abwal » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:54 am

Pentas is excellent for attracting butterflies. http://www.igarden.com.au/plant-type.jsp?t=Pentas
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Re: Butterfly Plants

Postby JNarelle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:21 pm

Hi Gusty, buddleia is a butterfly magnet! there are quite a few types. Sounds like your garden is quite exposed so you may want to keep this pruned to make it compact and wind resistant. :)
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