9 Plants That Attract Swallowtail Butterflies


Dill is a fantastic herb that not only enhances your culinary dishes but also attracts swallowtail butterflies, particularly the Black Swallowtail.


Fennel is another wonderful plant that attracts the Black Swallowtail butterfly. This herb is similar to dill in that it serves as a nectar source for adults and a host plant for caterpillars.


Parsley is not only a versatile kitchen herb but also a magnet for Black Swallowtail butterflies.


Milkweed is essential for attracting the Monarch butterfly, but it also appeals to various swallowtail species, including the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.


Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are popular for their beautiful, daisy-like flowers and their ability to attract swallowtail. 


Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers to grow because of their bright colors and their appeal to various butterfly species, including the Eastern Black Swallowtail.


Phlox is a perennial favorite for attracting swallowtail butterflies like the Spicebush Swallowtail. I

Joe-Pye Weed

Joe-Pye Weed is a tall, perennial plant that attracts swallowtail butterflies, particularly the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.


Lantana is a tropical plant known for its colorful, cluster-like flowers that attract various swallowtail butterflies, including the Giant Swallowtail.

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