I appreciate my gap-filling plants that keep the butterflies around all summer.
One of the butterfly favorites is garlic chives, Alium tuberosa.
These lovely white bloom clusters are full of fliers in August.
I can count on getting photographs of something on them any time of day.
This morning I had the good fortune of finding a Painted Lady.
These have four eyespots with a cobweb pattern on the underside of their hindwings.
The garlic chive plants keep them busy until the sedums bloom.
This plant is so hardy that a clump has survived out of the ground for over a year.
I cut the blooms as they mature because it will seed itself everywhere.
It is deer resistant and beautiful. The butterflies are an added bonus.