Butterfly Berm

The Butterfly Berm is an easy family project using colorful, nectar-rich natives, such as New Jersey Tea, Prairie Blazing Star and Butterfly Weed. Add a shallow saucer or old birdbath filled with sand, gravel and water for a butterfly “watering hole.”


Butterfly berm
  1. Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  2. New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)
  3. Rose Verbena (Glandularia canadensis)
  4. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  5. Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius)
  6. Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)
  7. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  8. Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
  9. Downy Phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. Ozarkana)
  10. Shining Blue Star (Amsonia illustris)
  11. Butterfly watering hole