Butterflies on September Garden Flowers

I couldn’t help but notice the abundance of Butterflies busy feeding and inturn pollinating our September garden flowers (despite the lack of an Indian Summer).  So I wanted to learn more about the different types of butterflies that are making the most of the garden in September.

Wikipedia is always my first port of call and deserves a credit, a wonderful array of Butterflies believed to of originated from Great Britain. Another shout out is due to Butterfly Conservation who’s mission is to “Save butterflies, moths and our environment”.

swallowtail butterfly-papilio machaon

Papilio machaon – Swallowtail butterfly on Red Valerian – Centranthus ruber

fritillary-Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed fritillary – Argynnis paphia on Joe’s Pye Weed


Speckled Wood – Enjoying the resting location of an Epimedium leaf

Peacock butterfly a common site in colourful UK gardens, here enjoying the sunshine and nectar of Buddjeia White Profusion.

Painted lady a delicately marked butterfly similar in colouring to the small tortoiseshell below. Enjoying some September glow from Aster novae-angliae ‘Harrington’s Pink’

Small tortoiseshell busy feeding from the aromatic scented flowers of sage.

Red Admiral – Often attracted by the bright colours and delicate scent of the aptly named Butterfly bush.

butterfly-brimstone- Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni

butterfly-orange-tip anthocharis cardamines

Orange tip – Anthocharis cardamines on Lady’s Smock – Cardamine pratensis

common-blue-polyommatus icarus

Common blue – Polyommatus icarus

lantana-wood white Leptidea sinapis

Wood white – Lantana

Join me on


Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consultant




“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

iGrowHort – A Head Gardener’s Horticultural Journey of love, life and learning.


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