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Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Beneficial Insects

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A bonus of a wildflower garden is the wild life it attracts, including butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects.

Plant Suggestions for a Wildflower Meadow

To Attract Butterflies
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
  • Cleome (Cleome hasslerana)
  • Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
  • Cornflower (Cetaurea cyanus)

To Feed Hummingbirds

  • Garden Columbine (Aquilegia Vulgaris)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
  • Cleome (Cleome jasslerana)
  • link url=http://gardening.about.com/od/plantprofiles/p/Zinnias.htm]Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

To Lure Beneficial Insects

  • Bishop's Weed (Amni majus): minute pirate bugs, bigeyed bugs, assassin bugs, lacewings

     

  • Globe Candytuft (Iberis umbellata): syrphid flies

     

  • White Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens): parasitic wasps of aphids, scales and whitefiles

     

  • Yarrow ( Achillea millefolium): ladybugs

     

  • Fennel, Dill & Caraway: braconid and sand wasps, syrphid and tachinid flies

     

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