Growing a Butterfly Garden in Jasper

Growing a Butterfly Garden in Jasper

Few things are more serene than a beautiful flower patch that summons butterflies and hummingbirds. These spots feel magical, like a small Oasis away from the stress and work of everyday life. Spending time outdoors is not just beautiful – science has proven it’s great for your mood as well. If you cultivate a place that enchants you, you will be more likely to spend time outdoors and close to nature. Better yet, others in your family and neighborhood may also be drawn there, to help you form close connections.

Indiana is a great state for butterfly gardens because it has rich soil and a variety of seasons. There are many flowers that may entice butterflies, but there are many that are also beautiful and easy to grow.

The Best Flowers For a Butterfly Garden in Jasper

  • Yarrow
  • Aster
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Coneflower
  • Lavender

The perennial Yarrow is a robust shade of yellow and is a great landing bed for butterflies. It is available at most local nurseries and easy to cultivate in moist, well drained soil.

Aster has a vibrant hue that attracts birds and butterflies. They grow well in abundant sun and are also a host plant for caterpillars, which means many butterflies are sure to follow!

Butterfly Bush is bright purple shrub that attracts butterflies because of its nectar filled blooms and sweet fragrance. This plant is drought resistant and grows so well that it can become invasive. Prune regularly to avoid it taking over more of your yard than you want it to.

Coneflower grows best in full sun and holds up to humidity and drought. The large vibrant blooms attract all kinds of bees, butterflies and birds.

Lavender is also classified as an herb and has many varieties, In general, the dark the bloom, the sweeter the scent, which means butterflies will be drawn to it. Lavender is a perennial that comes back year after year. In general, blooms return for about ten years, and then it needs replanted. As a bonus, most feral cats don’t like the scent of lavender. It won’t harm them – it just makes them unlikely to disturb your butterflies!

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