Annual Nectar Plants

Most butterflies enjoy nectar from a wide range of flowers.  Below are a

few of their favorite annuals, plants that complete their lifecycle in one growing

season and/or are generally NOT winter hardy.  The following plants are

considered annuals in northern Illinois.  As they are susceptible to cold, they

should not be planted until after the last spring frost date.  Click on the images

for more information about each plant.

You may also download a PDF with

a list of perennial and annual nectar plants by clicking here.

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