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CEG Butterfly Garden

Attracting butterflies to the garden is the focus of this combination of perennials, spring blooming bulbs, and trees and shrubs to provide accent and balance. This list is current as of May 2021.

Perennials

Achillea filipendulina ‘Gold Plate’ – yarrow
Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’ – yarrow
Achillea ‘Terracotta’ – yarrow
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ – hyssop
Agastache ‘Blue Haze’ – hyssop
Antennaria microphylla – rosy pussytoes
Asclepias speciosa – showy milkweed
Asclepia physocarpa ‘Oscar’- balloon plant milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa ‘Clay Orange’ – butterfly weed
Aster latifolius ‘Lady in Black’
Aster oblongifolius ‘Dream of Beauty’
Buddleia Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip’ – butterfly bush
Buddleia davidii ‘Purple Emperor’ – butterfly bush
Buddleia x ‘Miss Ruby’ – butterfly bush
Buddleia – pink butterfly bush
Calluna vulgaris – ‘Red Fred Scotch’ heather
Calluna vulgaris – ‘Silver Knight’ heather
Eriogonum umbellatum – sulfur buckwheat
Erysimum cheiri ‘Charity Scarlet’- wallflower
Lavendula stoeches ‘Blueberry Ruffles’ – lavender
Liatris Aspera – blazing star
Limonium sinuatum – sea lavender statice
Mirabilis jalapa – four o’clock
Monarda ‘Peter’s Purple’ – bee balm
Oenothera fremontii ‘Shimmer’ – evening primrose
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty’
Phlox paniculata ‘David’
Phlox paniculata ‘Laura’
Salvia azurea – prairie sage
Salvia ‘Maraschino’
Salvia nemorosa ‘Marcus’
Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Rose’
Scabiosa caucasica – pincushion flower
Sedum ‘Golden Carpet Sedum Acre’
Solidago ‘Little Lemon’ – goldenrod
Verbena peruviana
Verbena peruviana ‘Alba’
Vemonia baldwini
western ironweed
Viola
Yucca filamentosa -Adam’s needle

Bulbs

Allium ‘Ambassador’
Allium ‘Silver Spring’
Allium ‘Summer Drummer’
Hyacinths
Muscari aucheri ‘White Magic’
Muscari paradadoxu ‘Grape’

Trees & Shrubs

Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ – serviceberry
Buddleia – butterfly bush
Ceanothus sanguineus – redstem Ceanothus
Ceanothus velutinus – snowbrush
Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’ – redtwig dogwood
Cornus ‘Cardinal’ – red twig dogwood
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Blue Rug’ – juniper
Prunus emarginata – bitter cherry