Plant a Butterfly Garden

You'll be rewarded every time you see butterflies fluttering about as they gather nectar from your beautiful garden.

DIY Butterfly Garden

Step 1: Choose a sunny site.

Step 2: Amend the soil. Apply plenty of Pike Planting Mix at a 50/50 ratio with the native soil and a pre-plant fertilizer like Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer, following directions. Turn the soil well, mixing in the planting mix, native soil and fertilizer.

Step 3: Choose plants. Place shrubs and taller perennials at the rear, mid-range plants in the middle and short or trailing ones in the front—like a school choir. It won’t look as stiff as it sounds

Step 4: Dig holes for the plants, keeping the soil level of the plants at the same soil level as your garden.

Plant List

  • Dill
  • Rudbeckia
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Autumn Joy Sedum
  • Parsley
  • Asclepias
  • Monarda
  • Fountain Grass
  • Lantana
  • Veronica
  • Purple Coneflower