Flutterby Garden

City Park is now home to Lake Dallas’ newest native, pollinator-friendly garden. Residents and visitors can now enjoy the benefits and beauty of Flutterby Garden, located at the entrance of City Park. A big thank you goes out to all of our community partners who helped, and are currently helping, to make the creation of this garden possible. Visit the garden today and scan the barcode on the sign for information on the plants you’ll see as you walk through (shown below).

Aga.Agastache, Anise Hyssop – (Agastache foeniculum) – The Agastache is a wonderfully-aromatic member of the mint family and produces vibrant purple-blue flowers in the late summer. Flowers stand in tall, spike-like arrangements. This plant is a perennial, coming back each year, and makes for an eye-catching addition to any garden.
Autumn Sage – (Salvia greggii) – Be sure to stop and smell the leaves on this plant. This Texas native, and member of the mint family, ranges from West Texas, Central Texas and as far south as Central Mexico. Flowers bloom from spring to late fall and can be in an assortment of eye-catching colors.Autumn Sage
Butterfly BushButterfly Bush 'Petite Snow' – (Buddleja davidii `monite`)- One of the butterflies’ favorites, this plant produces beautiful white flowers from summer to fall. Also popular among hummingbirds. 
Butterfly Weed – (Asclepias tuberosa) – Recognized by its bright orange flowers in the spring and summer, this is another favorite among butterflies. This makes an excellent home garden plant as it is easily grown from seed and is perennial, coming back each year.Butterfly Weed is a member of the milkweed family.Butterfly Weed 2
CatmintCatmint, Walker’s Low – (Naphtali x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’) – This hardy perennial displays beautiful lavender-color blooms in the summer, attracting both butterflies and hummingbirds. This is a drought-tolerant plant, and a member of the catmint family. 
Chaste Tree(Vitex agnus-castus) – With purple-blue flowers blooming in the summer, this ornamental tree is an eye-catcher. Be sure to also smell its leaves when passing through. Although it is most commonly grown as a small tree (20’ or less), the Chaste Tree can be cut back in gardens to resemble a shrub.Vitex
Garlic ChivesChives, Garlic – (Allium tuberosum) – a member of the onion family, this plant can be cooked just like other chives. This makes an excellent addition to a home garden, not only for its cooking potential, but for its late-in-the-season blooms. The Garlic Chive produces white flowers in the late summer to fall.
Coneflower, Purple – (Echinacea purpurea) – This beautiful perennial is a favorite among gardeners and butterflies alike. Purple flowers surround a central disk and bloom in the spring, summer and early fall. Additionally, the purple coneflower attracts bees that bring pollinating benefits to the area. Coneflower
GoldeneyeGolden Eye, Skeleton Leaf - (Viguiera stenoloba) – Easily mistaken as a daisy, this Texas native and drought-tolerant member of the aster family blooms through the summer and into fall. Its common name “Skeleton Leaf” is given for its skeleton-like leaf and stem structure. Take a look for yourself.
Marigold, Mexican Mint – (Tagetes lucida) – Used as a tarragon substitute, be sure to smell this plant’s black licorice-scented leaves. Flowers appear toward the end of summer. The Mexican Mint plant makes a much hardier alternative to the French Tarragon plant and can be easily planted in a home garden.Mexican Marigold
Mexican PetuniaMexican Petunia – (Ruellia brittoniana) – the Mexican Petnuia makes for an excellent pollinator as it attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Flowers bloom in bright purple-blue from summer to mid-late fall in Texas.
Mistflower, Gregg’s – (Conoclinium greggii) – Another member of the aster family, the Mistflower is a Texas native perennial that produces interesting purple-blue flowers from spring to fall. Named after writer and naturalist Josiah Gregg, who traveled through Texas taking note of this plant among other native species in the 1840s.Mistflower
SageSage, Henry Duelberg – (Salvia farinacea ‘Henry Duelberg’) – Also a member of the mint family, this sage can produce eye-catching blue flowers well into the fall. Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds for the nectar it produces.
Sedum, Autumn Fire – (Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire') – The Autumn Fire is known, and named, for its bushy, red-colored flowers, blooming well into the fall in Texas. This makes a wonderful perennial addition to the garden as it is another popular plant among butterflies.Iceplant
Texas LantanaTexas Lantana – (Lantana urticoides) – A Texas native, and member of the verbena family, the Texas Lantana displays beautiful flowers in a variety of warm colors from spring to fall. The Texas Lantana grows quickly and can easily become a shrub-like perennial if not pruned.
Texas Rain Sage – (Leucophyllum frutescens) – A member of the figwort family, the Texas Rain Sage is known for its silvery leaves and pink flowers blooming in the summer and fall. Flowers bloom intermittently, depending on rainfall. Check after a recent rain to see flowers in full bloom. Rain Sage
Texas Star HibiscusTexas Star Hibiscus– (Hibiscus coccineus) – This incredible Texas native perennial produces deep-red flowers growing up to 6 inches wide. Come visit in the late summer or early fall to see its flowers, reaching up to 6 feet in the air at its full potential. The Texas Star Hibiscus is a member of the mallow family.
Turk’s Cap – (Malta is us arboretums var. drummondii) – A Texas native shrub, the Turk’s Cap can grow as tall as 2-3 feet, and in rare occasions over 6 feet tall. Flowers resemble that of a Turkish turban, giving this plant its common name. Flowers are hibiscus-like as the plant is also a member of the mallow family. Plants produce a fruit, commonly named “manzanilla”, or little apple, for its appearance and taste.Turk
YarrowYarrow, Moonshine – (Achillea millefolium ‘Moonshine’) – Another member of the aster family, this perennial produces eye-catching feather-shaped leaves blooming from spring to summer. Yarrow is a wonderful addition to any butterfly garden.
Red Yucca – (Hesperaloe parviflora) – Known as the Red Yucca, this plant is actually a member of the century-plant family. Although its short, evergreen leaves only reach 2-3 feet, the Red Yucca produces a red flower growing up to 5 feet tall. Look for hummingbirds in the spring and summer.Red Yucca