Attract Butterflies to your
Fences, Arbors, and Trellises
Since trellises and arbors add space, think of these garden structures as bonus opportunities for attracting other pollinators…butterfly vines can also add more beauty and fragrance to your surroundings.
Some of your options are host plants for caterpillars, which could potentially leave an arbor or trellis naked by seasons end. If this is an issue, try a nectar vine option instead.
If you are new to vertical gardening and find yourself arborless/trellisless, you’ll want to find a suitable option to place in your yard or garden. You have plenty of good options to choose from:
Your first two options are host plants for pipevine swallowtails. Many of the non-native species of this plant that are poisonous to the caterpillars so make sure you’re purchasing one of the non-toxic varieties listed below: