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Attract butterflies to your garden by selecting the best plants that attract butterflies from Hummingbird Gardens butterfly annual garden flowers. 

 

Potted plants ship within California only.  Bare root plants ship to United States only. 

 
 
 

Cleome spinosa 'Violet'

(Spider Flower)

 

 

Annual.  3'-5' tall, topped with huge stunning 3"-6" rich deep violet flower clusters with spidery stamens; palm-like leaves.  New blooms daily from June to frost.  Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds! 

 
     

 

Cosmos bipinnatus

(Red Cosmos Dazzler)

 
 

  $2.95

3'-5' annual.  Unique blunt-tipped 4" true red daisies with dazzling yellow centers.  Airy, delicate foliage.  Prefers well-drained soil and full sun.  Attracts butterflies, favorite nectar plant of Monarch and Painted Lady!

 

 
     
  Coreopsis tinctoria

'Mahogany Midget'

$5.00

 

 

 
     
 

 

Coreopsis tinctoria red

(Red Dwarf Coreopsis)

 
 $5.00

3'-5' annual.  Unique blunt-tipped 4" true red daisies with dazzling yellow centers.  Airy, delicate foliage.  Prefers well-drained soil and full sun. Attracts butterflies, favorite nectar plant of Monarch and Painted Lady!

 

 
     
  

Gilia capitata

(Globe Gilia) 

 

$2.95

Annual.  Powder-blue flower blossoms on 1'-2' slender stalks with finely divided leaves.  Blooms April-July.  (California Native Plant)  If you want to attract butterflies to your garden, this is the wildflower to plant.

 

 
     
  

 

Gomphrena haageana

(Globe Amaranth)

$2.95

 

Annual.  Full sun.  18" tall.  True red 1"-1-1/2" blooms appear at the tops of long, olive-green stems.  Blooms summer into fall. Attracts butterflies! 

 

 
     
 

 

Heliotopium arborescens

'Marine'

(Heliotrope)

 
 

Annual.  Grows 10"-14" tall and wide.  Full sun to partial shade.  Zones 3-11.  Nicely compact, produces 6" deep violet blue flowers scented vanilla.  Broadly oval to lance-shaped wrinked leaves tinged with purple. Attracts butterflies! 

 

 
     
 

 

Ipomoea lobata

(Spanish Flag)

 
 $5.95 

Annual vine.  Grows 15' tall with arching sprays of crimson tubular flowers that fade to butter yellow.  Rich, bronzey-purple new growth turns deep green with age.  Full sun to partial shade.  Blooms late summer into early fall. Attracts bess, butterflies, and hummingbirds!

 

 
     
  

 Ipomoea quamoclit

(Cypress Vine)

 

$3.95 

 

Annual.  15'-20' twining vine with finely cut leaves and star-shaped red flowers.  Blooms late spring into early fall.  Zones 5b-11.  Sun or partial shade. One of the best plants for attracting hummingbirds; also attracts bees and butterflies! 

 

 
     
 

 

Ipomoea sloteri

(Cardinal Climber)

  
$3.95 

Annual climber, grows 10'-15' with finely-cut emerald green foliage.  Masses of bright red trumpet-shaped flowers from early summer to frost.  Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds! 

 

 
     
 

Zinnia elegans

(California Giant Zinnia)

 
 

Annual.  Grows 36"-48" tall.  Large 4"-6" flowers bloom from early summer through fall until first frost.  Prefers rich, deep, well-drained soil.  Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies (from large swallowtails to fast-flying skippers).