Liatris spicata, Echinacea purpurea, and Eupatorium 'Phantom' blooms taken by Barbara Pintozzi
Inspiration for a garden in Chicago.
If you love monarch butterflies plant some Echinacea, also known as coneflower. The nectar-producing flowers of this hardy perennial are usually covered with monarchs, bees and other insects in summer and autumn. Other popular flowering plants for butterflies (and usually bees) include Alyssum, Calendula, Cineraria, Cleome, Dianthus, Echium, gazania, Hebe, marigold, Salvia and Zinnia.
Note: The above plants provide nectar for the butterflies to feed on. They are not host p - lizbill