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Beautiful Butterfly-Friendly Container Idea

by Fern on September 3, 2010

in Container Combos

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I snapped this pic at Roger’s Gardens a high-end garden center in Corona Del Mar. It’s simple and dignified, and I guarantee you that butterflies will love that Asclepias curassavica, also called Mexican Butterfly Weed.

It doesn’t get much easier than this as far as mixed containers go. Plop the Asclepias in the back and two calibrachoa in the front and away you go!

What are your favorite butterfly garden plants?

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~fer September 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Right now my favorites are ?????? (Globe Amaranth) they are great for butterflies. They have managed to attract a couple to my garden, a very hard task since I’m on the 10th floor in the middle of the city and almost none come up here.

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Kathy Vilim September 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

This short video shows what flowers my butterflies are after these days :-)

http://nativegardener.blogspot.com/2010/08/butterflies-love-geraniums.html

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Mary C. September 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

oh thanks! I keep seeing baskets for sale without any plant labels or tags and I’ve been trying to find out one of the flowers I kept seeing was! calibrachoa! thanks :)

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kathy September 9, 2010 at 7:28 am

This short video shows what butterflies are after in my garden. Check it out here (previous link submitted was no good)
http://nativegardener.blogspot.com/2010/08/butterfies-love-geraniums.html

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Kathy Vilim September 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

Oops, sorry, Fern. please disregard today’s comment. You posted good link (9/9/10).

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