Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Attracts Birds and Butterflies List

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The Country Diary Book of Creating a Butterfly Garden by E.J.M. Warren (ISBN 0-86350-203-2) is a practical guide to planning and creating a butterfly garden.

Some suggestions for wildlife friendly gardening:-

  • No herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, slug - snail - worm or mole chemical killers, or lawndressings with their weed and worm killers, or poisonous chemicals of any kind whatsoever are ever to be used.
  • Plant everything in masses, never in single plants.
  • Plant flowers of one colour rather than mixed colours.
  • Plant single flowers rather than double ones.
  • Plant medium to pale-coloured flowers rather than dark ones.
  • Plant flowers fairly close together, thus leaving less room for weeds.
  • Save water by mulching the bed with 4 inch (100mm or 1 brick depth) deep organic compost in the autumn. Either use Spent Mushroom Compost for alkaline (chalk) soils or Forest Bark with sterilized bone-meal for acid soils as the Organic Compost.
  • Feed with liquid seaweed manure (Maxicrop) or seaweed meal on lawns and beds each year.

The Butterfly Gallery provides photos of butterflies with their egg, caterpillar and chrysalis stages. It also shows which plants they use/eat in their life-cycle.

Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe by D. Carter (ISBN 0-330-26642-x) lists their favourite food plants.

The following plants attract butterflies:-

Buddleia
Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Buddleia globosa
Syringa vulgaris (Lilac)
 

The following plants attract birds:-

Aster (Michaelmas Daisy)
Aucuba
Aucuba japonica
Berberis (Barberry)
Buddleia
Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Buddleia globosa
Cotoneaster
Daphne
Daphne mezereum
Hypericum
Papaver (Poppy)
Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppy)
Ribes (Flowering Currant)
Ruscus
Ruscus aculeatus (Butchers Broom)
Sambucus (Elder)
 

 

Attracts
Butterflies,
Birds

Plant Name

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Attractant

Butterfly
Butterfly
Butterfly
Birds
Birds
 

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant'
Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow'
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arisaema sikokianum
 

6 x 24 (15 x 60)
6 x 24 (15 x 60)
6 x 24 (15 x 60)
4 x 20 (10 x 50)
18 x 6 (45 x 15)
 

flower
flower
flower
scarlet fruit
red berries
 

Attracts
Butterflies,
Birds

Plant Name

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Attractant

Butterfly
.
Butterfly
Butterfly
Butterfly
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
.
Birds
.
Birds
.
Birds

Achillea clypeolata 'Coronation
Gold'
Achillea clypeolata 'Moonshine'
Achillea ptmarmica 'The Pearl'
Alcea rosea
Arctostaphylos patula
Aucuba japonica
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonofolia'
Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'
Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
Berberis 'Chenaultii'
Berberis calliantha
Berberis wilsoniae
Berberis x bristolensis
Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen'
Berberis x frikartii 'Telstar'
Berberis x interposita
'Wallich's Purple'
Berberis thunbergeii
'Atropurpurea Nana'
Berberis thunbergeii
'Helmond Pillar'
Berberis thunbergeii 'Red Chief'
 

36 x 18 (90 x 45)
.
24 x 20 (60 x 50)
30 x 24 (75 x 60)
24 x 12 (60 x 30)
72 x 72 (180 x 180)
60 x 60 (150 x 150)
60 x 48 (150 x 120)
36 x 120 (90 x 300)
60 x 48 (150 x 120)
60 x 60 (150 x 150)
30 x 36 (75 x 90)
36 x 60 (90 x 150)
60 x 72 (150 x 180)
48 x 48 (120 x 120)
48 x 60 (120 x 150)
60 x 72 (150 x 180)
.
24 x 30 (60 x 75)
.
48 x 30 (120 x 75)
.
72 x 48 (180 x 120)
 

flower
.
flower
flower
flower
black fruit
scarlet berries
scarlet berries
scarlet berries
scarlet berries
fruit
fruit
fruit
fruit
fruit
fruit
fruit
.
fruit
.
fruit
.
fruit

Attracts
Butterflies,
Birds

Plant Name

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Attractant

Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Butterflies
Butterflies
Butterflies
Butterflies
Butterflies

Aesculus parviflora
Alnus viridis
Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)
Amelanchier laevis
Amelanchier lamarcki
Berberis darwinii
Berberis julianae
Berberis x ottawensis 'Superba'
Berberis x stenophylla
Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'
Buddleia globosa
Buddleia officinalis

132 x 168 (330 x 420)
120 x 72 (300 x 180)
960 x 360 (2400 x 900)
240 x 240 (600 x 600)
276 x 240 (690 x 600)
144 x 144 (360 x 360)
96 x 120 (240 x 300)
96 x 96 (240 x 240)
96 x 96 (240 x 240)
180 x 180 (450 x 450)
180 x 180 (450 x 450)
180 x 180 (450 x 450)
216 x 216 (540 x 540)
96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Fruit
Catkins
Catkins
Fruit in July
Fruit in July
fruit
fruit
fruit
fruit
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower

Hymn 782 contains the following ode to a caterpillar:-

Caterpillar, caterpillar,
munching, munching,
ate through a leaf or two,
for caterpillar, caterpillar,
munching, munching,
didn't have a lot to do.
But the leaves were very tasty,
and there seemed a lot to spare,
so caterpillar, caterpillar, went on
munching, munching ev'rywhere.

Caterpillar, caterpillar,
feeling sleepy,
fixed up a silken bed.
Then caterpillar, caterpillar,
climbed inside
and covered up his sleepy head.
In the dark he slept and rested
as the days and nights went by,
till on a sunny morning when the
silk bed burst, he was a butterfly.

Butterfly, oh butterfly,
a flitt'ring, flutt'ring;
oh what a sight to see.
And as the lovely butterfly
was flutt'ring by,
I heard him sing a song to me:
'Oh I never knew God could do
such a wondrous thing for me;
for he took me as a caterpillar
and he made a butterfly of me'.

 

 

Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
25mm = 1 inch
300mm = 30 cms = 12 inches =1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet = 1 yard and
1000mm = 100 cms = 1 metre = 40 inches

Site design and content copyright ©December 2006. Page structure changed September 2012. Height x Spread in feet changed to Height x Spread in inches (cms) June 2015. Chris Garnons-Williams.

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