How to attract moths and bats to your garden
Planting flowers that release their scent in the evening are a big draw for moths and bats, and are a great way of attracting them to your garden. They also give us the pleasure of sweet perfume, striking silhouettes and luminous glow.
As with other flowering plants, you'll need to think about where best to locate them. Although they give off their scent at night, they still need the right conditions in the daytime.
Flowers that release their scent in the evening are a big draw for moths
Ten best night-time nectar providers:
- Buddleia Buddleja davidii ‘White Profusion’
- Caryopteris x clandonensis
- Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost’
- Evening primrose Oenothera sp.
- Flowering tobacco Nicotiana alata
- Globe Artichoke Cynara cardunculus
- Hebe ‘Great Orme’
- Honeysuckle, eg Lonicera ‘Graham Thomas’
- Jasmine Jasminum officinale
- Verbena bonariensis