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Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly gardeners in south Florida enjoy the luxury of butterfly gardening twelve months of the year.  A well thought out Butterfly Garden involves planting native nectar plants and caterpillar food plants that cover that thrive during the rainy season and the dry season in Southwest Florida.  Speaking of dry season, every butterfly garden requires fresh clean water throughout the year.

Attracting bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your butterfly garden is one of the best ways to have a healthy, vibrant, sustainable landscape. The key is to plant a plot that provides and supports wildlife habitat year round, especially for butterflies.

Below are some plants we can incorporate into your garden. Many of the perennials are drought tolerant and can handle coastal soils.   We offer maintenance plans to maintain your gardens.

Fire Spinner® Ice Plant

Stunning tri-colored flowers cover a tight, fast spreading mat of dense, succulent, apple green foliage that maintains its sheen through winter. Prolific blooms in spring, reblooming throughout summer. A hardy, heat-loving, non-invasive groundcover perfect for waterwise landscapes. A Plant Select® winner.

Bandana® Pink Lantana

A showy, heat and drought tolerant shrub with large, bright pink and yellow flower clusters. The tidy, mounded, trailing habit works well in borders, containers, and mass plantings. Blooms continuously from early spring until first frost, without deadheading. Evergreen in frost-free areas; treat as an annual elsewhere.

VIBE® Ignition Purple Salvia

Notably heat and drought tolerant, this petite sage explodes with dark purple buds that open to vibrant purple flowers throughout summer. One of the most humidity tolerant varieties of its type. Add to summer garden borders, wildlife or cutting gardens, or feature in containers.

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Bandito™ Lantana

A compact lantana perfect for summer-long color in planters and flower beds. Vibrant flowers are adored by butterflies and hummingbirds. Thrives even in hot humid southern gardens. Grows as a perennial in mild winter regions; treat as an annual elsewhere.

Sour Grapes Beardtongue

Spectacular tubular bell-shaped deep purple flowers rise above the foliage over a long season, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. The upright habit and long lasting color make this a great plant for perennial borders, rock gardens and cut flower displays. Herbaceous perennial.

VIBE® Ignition White Salvia

Notably heat and drought tolerant, this petite sage explodes with creamy white buds that open to snow white flowers throughout summer. One of the most humidity tolerant varieties of its type. Add to summer garden borders, wildlife or cutting gardens, or feature in containers. An herbaceous perennial.

Turn Your Poolside & Lanai into a Butterfly Garden

Enjoy the beauty of live plants, stone & water.

Turn Your Poolside & Lanai into a Butterfly Garden

Enjoy the beauty of live plants, stone & water.

Other Ideas

Curious™ Red Monkey Flower

An easy-care, prolific bloomer with brilliant red, long lasting flowers. Upright, open form with glossy, evergreen foliage. Use along paths, in mixed perennial beds or patio containers where it will attract hummingbirds. Provides fantastic color nearly year-round in frost-free climates. Perennial.

Sunbather® Gazania

A high impact plant with large semi-double flowers and bright colors. A great groundcover or to fill a container. Tolerates heat and attracts butterflies. An evergreen perennial in warm winter regions; treat as an annual elsewhere.

Oriental Fountain Grass

Graceful, upright, smoky rose-purple flower spikes that nearly glow when back lit by the sun, with a longer bloom season and greater cold tolerance than other varieties. Forms a tufted mound of deep green, arching foliage. A great landscape or container accent. Stunning in mass plantings.

Sugar Shack® Butttonbush

Buttonbush has long been prized as a native, this new and exciting variety provides beauty all year long in a compact size! Glossy foliage emerges red, shifts to green, then burgundy in the fall. Highly fragrant white blooms in summer precede colorful red fruit in late summer. A spectacular landscape specimen. A magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds!

Dalmatian Purple Foxglove

Striking columns of bell shaped flowers explode in color their first season. Low, mounded foliage is neat and compact. Great for middle or back of the border. Plant along cottage garden fence or in big patio pots.

Golden Stardust Coreopsis

Brilliant gold flowers with a deep red splash on each petal bloom on strong, upright stems that reach above the clumps of bright green foliage. A great choice for easy care borders, beds and containers, providing fantastic color from late spring to fall. Wonderful in mixed containers. An herbaceous perennial.

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