Orange Blooms that Bring Home the Butterflies
Would you like to add orange ambience to your butterfly garden? If so, there are wonderful floral options to satisfy both you and your monarch guests.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the dwindling monarch population. As gardeners, we have a great opportunity to help save the monarchs, while making our butterfly garden dreams come true at the same time!
All of the orange flowers pictured below have long bloom periods to maximize potential visitors to your abode. Try one or more to start your butterfly garden party for monarchs and other beneficial pollinators…
These blaze-orange beauties are an easy-to-grow annual. These compact cosmos attract monarchs, other butterflies and bees. Blooms repeatedly with deadheading.
A must-plant annual for North American butterfly gardens. Click the link above to discover other pollinators attracted to this glorious orange giant.
A long blooming native milkweed best known for its ability to attract a wide variety of butterflies and beneficial pollinators. The only milkweed species with orange flowers.
This exotic climbing vine is a perennial for USDA hardiness zones 9 and above, but you can pot them to be overwintered in colder zones. The photo below is my second year plant which will start blooming before July…in Minnesota! If fertilizing, use a phosphorous-based fertilizer to promote flowering.
5. Buddleja (flutterby grande ‘tangerine dream’ butterfly bush)
A sweetly fragrant aroma with inviting orange blooms is the perfect combination for attracting hummingbirds, monarchs, and more. It’s also a ‘sterile’ variety that is not invasive…no matter where your garden grows!
For a whole rainbow of garden flowers check out our butterfly plants page