Attract Birds, Bees & Butterflies with Encore Azaleas!

Butterflies are clearly one of this year’s gardening themes.

Weddings are built around butterfly themes, public gardens are holding butterfly events, and schools are teaching science by planting butterfly gardens.

Encore Azaleas play a role in any butterfly garden you are planning. Since they attract butterflies and hummingbirds, they will bring migrating butterflies in spring and fall, plus provide nectar for native butterflies all summer.

Hummingbirds see bright red, pink, and orange more easily so choose brightly colored Encore Azaleas for your hummingbird-attracting plantings. The trumpet shape of Encore Azalea flowers also is important for hummingbirds since they are only able to sip sweet nectar from that shape.

Butterflies have been called flying flowers and the gems of the insect world. The miracle of their transformation, bright colors and graceful flying patterns catch our eyes and captivate our imagination.

The large mass of bright colors provided by Encore Azaleas will bring dozens of butterflies to your garden so put plenty of plants near windows and seating areas where they can be enjoyed at leisure.

Generally speaking, butterflies are attracted to red, yellow, orange, pink and purple flowers that form flat clusters or have short tubes. Swallowtail and grey comma butterflies are especially attracted to Azalea flowers.

As well as providing three-seasons of flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds, Encore Azaleas are easy to grow, too.

Keep these watering tips in mind to keep the butterflies and your beautiful shrubs healthy

Plant an abundance of Encore Azaleas for an abundance of hummingbirds and butterflies spring through fall.