This neon pink beacon brings all the butterflies to the yard, and they’re like, it’s better than yours. It belongs to the aptly-monikered butterfly bush, around which the fluttering creatures congregate, unfurling their tongues into the deep-throated blossom bases. Attracting yellow swallowtails and magnificent monarchs, along with the elusive Karner Blue butterfly in the sky, it is a favorite among such flying brethren.
While it’s almost outgrown its position by the pool, I’m hesitant to move it as it continually puts on a decent show every year. That sort of performance and perseverance does not go unnoticed. I may try to establish a new one in a better spot, as they make wonderful magnets for wildlife, including the bewitching hummingbird moth.Back to Blog