Butterfly Plants for the Seashore

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To attract butterflies along the shore, these plants are good choices:

Butterfly Annuals for the Seashore

Ageratum - sun
African Daisy - sun
Alyssum - sun
Begonias - sun or shade
Dahlia - sun
Dianthus - sun
Gerbera Daisy - half day sun
Impatiens - shade - some sun
Marigolds - sun
Petunias - sun
Portulaca - sun
Salvia - sun
Snaps - sun
Vinca - sun - some shade
Zinnias - sun




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Butterfly Perennials for the Seashore

Achilleas - yarrow
Anaphalis - pearly everlasting
Anthemis - golden marguerite
Armeria - sea pink
Coreopsis - tick seed or pot of gold
Erigeron - fleabane
Gaillardia - blanket flower
Gypsophila - babies' breath
Hemerocallis - day lily
Hibiscus - Southern Belle - marshmallow (Native)
Timonium - sea lavender- hardy statice
Lirope
Lythrum - loosestrife
Physostegia - false dragonshead, obedient plant
Rudbeckia - cone flower
Sedums
Veronica - speedwell

Ground Covers for the Seashore

Achillea species - yarrow ;
Armeria maritima -
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
Calluna vulgaris - Scotch Heather
Fragaria vesca americana - American Strawberry
Gypsophila repens rosea - Rosy Creeping Gyp
Hemerocallis - Day lily
Iberis sempervirens - Candytuft

Shrubs for the Seashore

Amelanchier stolonifera - running serviceberry
Chaenomeles - flowering quince
Clethra alnifolia - sweet pepperbush or summer sweet
Cytisus - scotchbroom
Euonymus japonica, alatus, alatus compactus
Forsythia
Hibiscus syriacus - shrub Althea - Rose O'Sharon
Hydrangea macrophylla
Lagerstrofrnia indica - Crape Myrtle
Lonicera tatarica - Tatarian honeysuckle Fragrantissima - winter honeysuckle
Wisteria sinensis - Chinese wisteria
Rhus - Sumacs

Trees for the Seashore

Acer pseudoplatanus - sycamore maple
Amelanchier canadensis - serviceberry
Cryptomeria japonica - cryptomeria
Cupressus arizonica - Arizona Cypress
Cupressus leylandi - Leyland Cypress
llex opaca - American Holly
Juniperus torlusa - Hollywood juniper
Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Red Cedar
Juniperus cupressifolia - 'Hillspire'
Picea pungens - Colorado Spruce
Pinus nigra - Austrian pine
Pinus strobus - white pine
Pinus thunbergiana - Japanese black pine
Pinus virginiana - Virginia Pine
Populus alba - white or silver
Prunus serotina - black cherry
Prunus serrulata - Kwanza Cherry
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas Fir
Pyrus calleryana - Bradford pear
Quercus palustris- Pin Oak
Quercus phellos - Wlilow Oak
Quercus borealis - Red Oak
Thuja - Arborvitae
Tilia cordata - Little-leaf Linden

Thanks to Rick Mikula, the Butterfly Guy