Facts about Butterflies in Your Garden

Monday, September 19

TN Nurseries best selling butterfly plants

1. Butterfly weed

2. Trumpet vine

3. Coneflower

4. Black eyed susan

5. Daisy

Attract Beautiful Butterflies to YOUR Garden!

Do you love the gem-like beauty of butterfly wings? Do you wish you could entice more local and migrating butterflies to your garden? Watching vibrantly colored butterflies drift around blooming flowers can be a magical moment for anyone, and we're happy to help show you how you can lure plenty of butterflies to your garden.

Butterflies begin their lives as caterpillars. If you want to ensure you can also get a good butterfly 'crop,' plant plenty of things that caterpillars like to eat, which you won't mind seeing minor damage to. Then, when the caterpillars finally make their transformation, they'll be familiar and at home in your garden.

What do butterflies eat? Nectar! So make sure to grow plenty of nectar-producing flowers if you want to attract butterflies.

Some tried-and-true butterfly-attracting favorites include flowers like the Lilac, Butterfly Bush, Zinnia, Petunia, Sunflower, Daisy, Lavender, Sweet rocket, and even Ivy. Plant a good variety of nectar-bearing flowers to attract as many different types of a butterfly as possible, and make sure to time your growing of the flowers so that they will all bloom in sequence.

Plant your flowers in a sunny location, which will help keep the nectar in the flowers fragrant and attractive to butterflies. For those plants that prefer at least a bit of shade, plant them in an area that receives ample sunlight when you would most love to see the butterflies around.

A fun fact is that butterflies aren't just a pleasure to look at but are very practical for gardeners to attract. Butterflies, when drinking nectar, help pollinate flowers, ensuring your garden will be beautiful during the next flowering season. They also serve as food for many birds, including beautiful songbirds. If you cultivate your garden as an ideal butterfly location, they will come back year after year and will likely come in more significant numbers!

These are some of the best and most surefire ways to get native butterfly species to adorn your garden! Best of luck trying them out.

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Oxeye Daisy - TN Nursery

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy is a perennial wildflower with white, daisy-like flowers featuring yellow centers and deeply lobed leaves, often found in meadows and fields, adding charm to natural landscapes. It's known for its radiant white petals and sunny yellow center. It is a charming perennial with numerous landscaping benefits. Its innate qualities make it a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers alike. Oxeye Daisy, which blooms single or in clusters from May through September, can reach a height of three feet on their tall, thick individual stems. The flowers they produce are multiple flowers in one. 15 to 35 white (ray flower) petals surround the flower head, which consists of 400 to 500 yellow disk flowers. This flower's distinctive feature is its enormous, spherical blossom head. Each bloom can reach up to three inches in diameter. When full-grown, these plants can get up to two feet wide. Once established, you'll likely always have daisies since they are so good at self-seeding. Oxeye Daisy Has Unique Foliage  This plant has dark green, spoon-shaped leaves that taper into narrow, serrated ones as they grow up the stem. The enormous leaves appear around the plant's base; they are about six inches long and two inches wide and have as many as 15 lobed edges. The top leaves are thin, alternately placed, and sometimes clasp against the stem. These clasping leaves, which are one to four inches long, also have lobed edges. Typically, a leaf's number of teeth or lobed edges increases as it grows higher on the stalk. Save The Pollinators With Oxeye Daisy The oxeye daisy is the most significant type. Pollen and nectar found in these flowers are essential for the survival of several pollinating insects, such as moths, beetles, butterflies, hoverflies, and beetles. The male disk flowers emit a ring of yellow pollen around the periphery, while the many tiny flowers that compose the flower's yellow center contain nectar. Adding these flowers to your yard or garden is a perfect way to lure pollinators and increase their biodiversity. Oxeye Daisy Attracts Good Bugs These plants are magnets for good bugs, such as pollen-feeding beetles, which eat nasty bugs like aphids. Animals like cattle stay away from areas with these flowers because they irritate the wildlife's lips, nostrils, and legs. These characteristics make the plant an excellent form of pest and wildlife control.

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