Butterflies prefer plants with strong smells, bright colours and flowers that provide easy landing sites. Planting groups of flowers rather than single plants will attract more butterflies.
Herbs that will attract butterflies include Bulbinella, Cleveland Sage, Pineapple Sage, Russian Sage, Catmint, Lavender, Rosemary and Borage.
Acres of land are not necessary for a successful butterfly garden. A window box or container garden will do the job.
Butterfly gardening is the best way of getting kids out in the garden to run, play and relax.