Zandvlei Trust 

Gardening with Butterflies 

These are just some plants and flowers to attract Butterflies to your garden and importantly to supply them with food and host plants for the larvae.


Host Plants

Wild grasses Ehrharta grass 

Autumn Browns, Skippers

Milkweeds, Stapelias, Sting-of-hearts

African Monarch

Wild Peach tree (Kiggelaria)

Garden Acraea

Plumbago Common Blue
Lupins, Clover, Lucerne Clouded Yellow, Lucerne Blue
Citrus, fennel, Blister bush Citrus Swallowtail
Pelargoniums  Geranium Blue
Peanut Butter Cassia African Migrant
Colpoon Compressum Dotted Border
Arctotis (Gousblom), Mallow, Hollyhock Painted Lady
Butterfly attracting flowers
Daisies, Lupins, Lucerne, Sweet William, Valarian, Verbena, Pentas, Buddleias
Catmint, Lavender, Rosemary
White flowers Plumbago
Red flowers Red Disa, Red Crassula


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