This is a selection of wild flowers that have for generation helped provide food for butterflies. They are rich in nectar and even garden cultivated varieties should feature in your butterfly friendly garden. Even nettles feed butterfly larvae.
Low Growing plants up to 12 Inches Tall
Primrose and Cowslip.
Sweet Violet and Pansy
Mid Sized Plants 12-24″ feet Tall
Plants Growing over 2 feet Tall
Bladder Campion and white Campion or Silene
Devils Scabious and field Scabious
Other Food and Energy sources
- Many grasses support butterflies. Have areas of longer grass and mow through to create a path of shorter grasses.
- Perennials such as Knapweed and Centaurea look stunning and feed with nectar.
- Nettles and thistles are good for caterpillars as are currants and ivy.