Small Tortoiseshell. August 5.
Brimstone. August 6.
Comma. August 22.
Gatekeeper. August 8.
I also photographed another Small Tortoiseshell on September 14 and a Small Copper on August 31.
2003 was the first year that this plant successfully attracted butterflies to my knowledge. The plants were self-seeded off-spring from earlier plants sown from seed.
Bright and cheerful orange flowers are worth growing for the fact that the plant continue blooming well into the winter months; I photographed one flower on 24 January 2004.
Plant Type: Hardy annual (some forms biennial or short-lived perennial)
Flowers in August
Sow seed in spring for late summer flowering or autumn for the following year.