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  Yellow Butterfly on a Red Bird of Paradise

Butterflies - Attracting Butterflies
to the Desert Southwest Garden

Butterflies are beautiful to watch and also perform a very important task in the desert garden, pollinating flowers!

Different butterflies are attracted to different plants, so having a wide variety of flowering shrubs and plants will bring in a more diverse range of butterflies.

If you don't have room for many plants you can still attract butterflies with butterfly feeders, they contain nectar which entices butterflies to your garden.

Below is a partial list of some of the flowering plants that butterflies are attracted to in the desert Southwest:

Alfalfa plant
Alfalfa
Abelia plant
Abelia
Althea flower
Althea
Azalea flowers
Azalea
Red Bird of Paradise shrub
Bird of Paradise
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush
Coreopsis flower
Coreopsis
Orange Cosmos
Daylily flower
Daylily
Dianthus flowers
Dianthus
Echinacia flower
Echinacia
Impatiens
Impatiens
Lantana flowers
Marigold flowers
Marigold
Penstemon flowers
Penstemon
Pink Pentas
Pentas
Petunia flowers
Petunia
Rudbeckia flower
Rudbeckia
Purple Sage plant
Sage
Purple Salvia plant
Salvia
Scaevola plant
Scaevola
Snapdragon flowers
Snapdragon
Sunflowers
Sunflower
Pink Thistle flower
Red Verbina
Verbina
Yellow Yarrow
Yarrow

Zinnia
 
     

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