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What's Blooming at ZBG

Aug 2010—
A main feature of the summer gardens at Zilker Botanical Garden is the Butterfly Garden with a wide variety of blooming perennials that draw many species of butterflies to it.

Pink Penta
Pentas – always irresistible to butterflies

   Dwarf Zinnia
Dwarf Zinnias

Pink Phlox
Pink Phlox

Lantana –always a butterfly favorite

Phlox Hybrid
Phlox Hybrid


The abundance of native and adaptive species that attract butterflies for us to enjoy also serves the purpose of providing nectar for nourishment and plants used for reproducing the next generation. Consider a butterfly garden for your yard to make it nature and wildlife friendly.


See what's blooming during other times of the year—

  Batface Cuphea

Grow Green guide

Descriptions of these plants are included in the City of Austin’s Grow Green informative guide, Native and Adapted Landscape Plants: an earthwise guide for Central Texas (4th Edition, 2009).  This publication is available at local nurseries and at the Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden.  You can also download the guide at

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Austin Area Garden Council