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April Plant List

        Check out BugLady's available plants for April!              Are you ready for Monarch migration?                Native milkweed & nectar plants available NOW! 


Barber Laboratories
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00



Butterfly Nectar Plants

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Bee Balm                  (Monarda fistulosa)


Bee Balm- white


Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) 4"
Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella) 4"
Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)  4", Quart, 1-gallon
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) Quart
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  One gallon
Clasping coneflower (Dracopis amplexicaulis) 4", 1 gallon


(Coreopsis lanceolata)



(Coreopsis tinctoria)

Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
      Crownbeard                (Verbesina virginica) 1 gallon
Dianthus "Jolt" Quart
Frost Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) 1-gallon
Gaura  "Whiskers Deep Rose" 1-gallon
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis)  quart
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) 4"
Maximilian Sunflower   (Helianthus maximiliani) 4"

Hyssop                     (Agastache)

 "Blue Fortune"

            Big Leaf                     Mountain Mint       (Pynanthemum muticum) 4" & 6" round
Narrowleaf          Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium) 4"
    Flowering Tobacco 


4", 1-gallon

Obedient Plant

(Physostegia virginiana)

4" & Quart

Purple Coneflower



Rattlesnake Master

(Eryngium yuccifolium)

   "Red Husker"           Penstemon        (Penstemon digitalis) Quart
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 1 gallon
Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora) 1-gallon
Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) 4", 1-gallon
  Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)     1 gallon

Caterpillar Host Plants

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False Nettles (Boehmeria cylindrica) (For Red Admiral and Question Mark) 4", 1-gallon
    Camphor Tree           (Cinnamomum                 camphora)                    (for Spicebush      Swallowtail)  4", 1-gallon
           Dill                      (for Black Swallowtail) 4"

        Fennel - Bronze

(for Black Swallowtail)

 Fennel - Green             (for Black Swallowtail) 4", 1-gallon
Lippia "Frogfruit"        (for Buckeye and Phaon Crescent) 6" round
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis(for Monarch)     NOW                 IN STOCK!   6-pack or 4"
Parsley - curled or     straight leaf                 (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerullea(for Gulf Fritillary) 4", 1-gallon

Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata)

(for Gulf Fritillary)



Pellitory                     (Parietaria judaica)

(For Red Admiral)


     Rue                             (Ruta graveolens)         (for Black Swallowtail)

              Senna                   (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) Quart & 1-gallon



2 thoughts on “April Plant List

  1. Sheri Heiland

    I'm having trouble finding prickly ash or a hop tree and wondered if you knew where I could find them? Thanks for any information

    1. NOLA BugLady

      Hello! Regarding the hop tree: I finally got in touch with the grower and was able to purchase one yesterday for you. It's at my store waiting for you! and it costs $7. -Linda-


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