Nettles are a food plant for the caterpillars of the Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies. If you want to attract butterflies to your garden, and are thinking of including a patch of nettles in your garden, remember that the nettles need to be growing in a warm, sunny spot, so the butterflies will be able to find them.
Outside the Butterfly Dome, there are an array of plants that are popular with butterflies. As well as many native British plants, there are plants that can easily be grown in the UK, which will also provide nectar and attract butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects to your garden. Pictured outside the Butterfly Dome, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 - Pumpkin Beth