Many fragrant native perennials were planted to attract a wide variety of butterflies. A few non-native annuals were added for the butterflies and to ensure season-long flowers. In order to support the entire life-cycle of the butterfly, both nectar and host plants were incorporated in the design.
For nectar, the color is the primary attraction; their favorites of red, purple, pink, yellow, blue, and orange are prominent. Fennel, parsley and butterflyweed are the host plants where the butterfly lays its eggs and the caterpillars that subsequently hatch consume the leaves.
Yaupon and Inkberry hollies provide protection from the elements.