Attract Butterflies to Your Landscape

Attract Butterflies to Your Landscape | Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden

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Butterflies are not fussy eaters. Using a long tongue called a proboscis, they extract nectar from many types of blossoms, in all colors.

Their caterpillar offspring can be more selective. Some eat only one plant species, known as a "host" plant. To ensure the next generation's survival, butterflies lay eggs on these preferred plants. When tiny caterpillars hatch, their first meal is waiting. 
  • Plant nectar sources for adults to eat.
  • Add host plants for egg laying and you will enjoy magical butterfly trasformations!

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly's Life Stages (Passion vine - host)

  • Adult
  • Egg
  • Larvae
  • Pupae

Find butterfly plants throughout the garden.

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