need help avoiding hybrids
I live near Ft. Worth and have been disappointed by some of the plants I chose for my butterfly/hummingbird garden. I planted the garden in late 2009 and had a beautiful spring display this year. However, the butterflies really didn't go for my pentas, echinacea, rudbekia or lantanas. I worry that the plants, some which I raised from seed, are so hybridized that they've lost all benefits for wildlife.
I recently read that the pentas on the market nowadays are only good as a host plant, not a nectar plant. What about the others? Which lantanas, coneflowers and black-eyed susans can I plant which will be beneficial to butterflies as nectar plants?