Flowers to Attract Bees and Butterflies... Indian Paintbrush

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Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty

I am constantly looking for perennials to add to my butterfly garden.  Last year I planted a flat of Indian Paintbrush, for it is great for attracting bees and butterflies.  It has done great in the spot that I chose.  In fact it is almost as high as the tree that is behind it.

The mixture of the colors make it an eyecatching garden.

You can see how tall they are for share a bed with Cannas.  That is a 5 foot fence behind them so they have grown great this year.  What will they do next year?

Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

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www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com

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Rainmaker
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Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate
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wow.. they are gorgeous! I love the color purple.. And they are huge!!

June 25, 2011 11:59 PM
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Judith Parker
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
ProStead Realty

Hi Sheila, growing up in Pennsylvania my mother had red Indian Paintbrush and they filled the hollow below our house.  They were beautiful.  i agree with you...the purple ones are beautiful.

June 26, 2011 12:11 AM
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Marco Giancola
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Those are some beautiful purples! It reminds me of a meadow wildflower from my growing up days in central NY state.

June 26, 2011 08:07 AM
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Judith Parker
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
ProStead Realty

Good morning Marco, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  I agree with you...they do have a meadow wildflower look to them. 

June 26, 2011 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
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Judith.  Thats funny.  I am always pulling out plants that attract bees.  I hate having them dive bomb me as I am working in the garden.

June 26, 2011 12:01 PM
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Frank & Karen Baker
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Judith ~ so pretty and tall ~ Frank is all about his variety of Lilies this year ~ The backyard has butterfly bushes but the flowers haven't started blooming yet!!

June 26, 2011 01:37 PM
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Rob Thomas
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Judith....looks like you've spent a lot of time perfecting your garden....Nice!
Hope you have a great day!---Rob

Go Vols!

June 26, 2011 02:23 PM
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Rene Brin
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Brin Realty Amherst & Bedford Offices

The Indian paintbrush is absolutely lovely...thanks for sharing with us!

June 26, 2011 06:21 PM
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Michele Cadogan
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 Love the way that you've mixed the colors -  Thanks for sharing have a great week.

June 26, 2011 10:51 PM
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Judith Parker
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
ProStead Realty

Hi Belinda....please...leave the plants that the bees love.  Our bees are disappearing and without bees we are in big trouble.  Have a great evening!

June 26, 2011 10:55 PM
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Judith Parker
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
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Hi Frank and Karen...I love all of them...lillies, butterfly bushes and etc.  Am always planting something new.  Have a great eve!

June 26, 2011 10:57 PM
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Judith Parker
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Hi Rob, I so enjoy my gardens and wish I had more time to spend working in them.  The heat makes it difficult.  Am enjoying the many blooms.  They are everywhere.  Have a great evening!

June 26, 2011 11:05 PM
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Judith Parker
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Hi Rene, it was my pleasure.  They are lovely and the bees are enjoying them the most.  Have a great evening.

June 26, 2011 11:06 PM
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Judith Parker
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
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Hi Michele, thank you for your very kind comment.  I just planted a flat and had no idea of the colors.  In fact was expecting red for that was the color in PA.  Have a wonderful evening.

June 26, 2011 11:08 PM
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Valerie Osterhoudt
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Judith.. These flowers are beautiful.  We don't have many butterflies here.  So, I have an idea.  What would you say to coming to CT.. and I'll take you out to dinner, if you plant flowers for me once you run out of room at your home? :)

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Judith~

I am INSPIRED! But tell me, tell me...does this perennial require lots of sun? shade? and how did you encourage it's vibrant show?

June 30, 2011 08:40 AM
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