Swallowtails are one of the most spectacular of butterflies and we all enjoy watching them when they visit our gardens. While you may receive a visit from one of these delightful insects without doing anything to attract them, you are far more likely to encourage regular visitors if you plant some of the ten flowers described below. This list comes from an article by Jill Staake which I found on the Birds and Blooms website.
Every butterfly gardener delights when showy swallowtails make an appearance. These butterflies are some of the largest in the garden, and their colorful wings and soaring flight patterns make them a treat to watch. After working for several years in a butterfly garden in Florida, I?ve learned which flowers swallowtails seem to gravitate toward the most and now I?m bringing those insider tips to you. (Psst! They work for other butterflies, too.)
Go to the next page to see the plants that Jill Staake recommends to attract swallowtails.