This plant attracts the following butterflies:

Small Tortoiseshell

A memorable image of 2003:

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Small Tortoiseshell. Stourhead Gardens Plant Centre. 12 August 2003.

Past Image:

Small Tortoiseshell on Coneflower

Small Tortoiseshell. Westonbirt International Festival of Gardens. September 2002.


First became aware of butterflies on this plant at a Nursery in Shropshire in the summer of 2002.

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Plant Type: perennial

Flowers in August - September

Height: 1.2m (4ft)
Spread: 50cm

Likes humus-rich soil.

This page last updated April 20, 2004