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Check out the BugLady's list of available
butterfly nectar and caterpillar
host plants for SEPTEMBER!

Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

 

 

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Photo Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4", quart, 1 gallon
Blanket Flower - yellow (Gaillardia)                  4"
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon 
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4" 

Coneflower (Purple)

(Echinacea)

4"
Coneflower (Yellow) (Rudbeckia hirta) 4"
Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 5"
          Ironweed            (Vernonia)  4"
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  3-gallon
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus 4"
        Mountain Mint       Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round, 1 gallon
        Penstemon:          White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)            1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia)         1 gallon

Spotted Bee Balm

(Monarda punctata)

              4"
  Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)        6" &  1 gallon                        3 gallon

 

Caterpillar Host Plants

Photo Item Size
    Camphor Tree    (Cinnamomum             camphora)                       (for Spicebush      Swallowtails)  4"
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
           Cassia -                 "Partridge Pea"       (Chamaecrista fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
           Fennel -                  green or bronze   (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Lead Plant      (Amorpha fruticosa)         (for Silver-spotted            Skipper &                Dogface Sulphur) 1 gallon
Lippia "Frogfruit"        (for Buckeye and Phaon Crescent) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis)  (for Monarch) 4"

Milkweed: Swamp-           pink flower              (Asclepias incarnata)         ( for Monarch)

1-quart
Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata)  (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
              Senna -                  (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round

 

 

Check out the BugLady's list of available
butterfly nectar and caterpillar
host plants for AUGUST!

Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

 

 

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Photo Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4", quart, 1 gallon
Blanket Flower - yellow (Gaillardia)                  4"
          Blue Lobelia             (Lobelia siphilitica) 5"
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon & 3 gallon
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4" 

Coneflower (Purple)

(Echinacea)

4"
Coneflower (Yellow) (Rudbeckia hirta) 4"
Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 5"
        Indian Pink              (Spigelia marilandica)  6" round
          Ironweed            (Vernonia)  4"
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  3-gallon
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus 4"
Mountain Mint - Slender  (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) 1 gallon
        Mountain Mint       Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round, 1 gallon
        Penstemon:          White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)            1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia)         1 gallon

Spotted Bee Balm

(Monarda punctata)

              4"
  Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)        6" &  1 gallon                        3 gallon

 

Caterpillar Host Plants

Photo Item Size
    Camphor Tree    (Cinnamomum             camphora)                       (for Spicebush      Swallowtails)  4", 6", 1 gallon
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
           Cassia -                 "Partridge Pea"       (Chamaecrista fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
           Fennel -                  green or bronze   (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Lead Plant      (Amorpha fruticosa)         (for Silver-spotted            Skipper &                Dogface Sulphur) 1 gallon
Lippia "Frogfruit"        (for Buckeye and Phaon Crescent) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis)  (for Monarch) 4"

Milkweed: Swamp-           pink flower              (Asclepias incarnata)         ( for Monarch)

1-gallon
Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata)  (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
              Senna -                  (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round

 

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Check out the BugLady's list of available
butterfly nectar and caterpillar
host plants for July!

Plants available July 2020
Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

 

 

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Photo Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4", quart, 1 gallon
          Blue Lobelia             (Lobelia siphilitica)          6"
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon & 3 gallon
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  6 inch
Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
      Garden Phlox               (Phlox panicullata) Robert Poore 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 4"
        Indian Pink              (Spigelia marilandica)  6" round
          Ironweed            (Vernonia)  4"
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  4"
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus 4"
Mountain Mint - Slender  (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) Quart, 1 gallon
        Mountain Mint       Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round, 1 gallon
        Penstemon:          White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 4"
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) 4”, 6" & 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia) 4 “, 6" & 1 gallon
Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora) 4"
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)  6" &  1 gallon & 3 gallon

 

Caterpillar Host Plants

Photo Item Size
    Camphor Tree    (Cinnamomum             camphora)                       (for Spicebush      Swallowtails)  4", 6", 1 gallon
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
           Cassia -                 "Partridge Pea"       (Chamaecrista fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
           Fennel -                  green or bronze   (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Lead Plant      (Amorpha fruticosa)         (for Silver-spotted            Skipper &                Dogface Sulphur) 4"
Lippia "Frogfruit"        (for Buckeye and Phaon Crescent) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis)  (for Monarch) 4"

Milkweed: Swamp-           pink flower              (Asclepias incarnata)         ( for Monarch)

1-gallon
Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata)  (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
              Senna -                  (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round

 

 

Check out the BugLady's list of available
butterfly nectar and caterpillar
host plants for June!

Plants available June 2020
Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

 

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4", quart, 1 gallon
Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) 6"
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon & 3 gallon
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  Quart
Clasping coneflower (Dracopis amplexicaulis)  4" pot & 6" round
Crabapple tree (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Garden Phlox (Phlox panicullata) Robert Poore 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 4"
Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)  6" round
Ironweed (Vernonia)  4"
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  4"
Lemon Bee Balm  (Monarda citriodora)        4"
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus)  4"
Mistflower  (Conoclinium coelestinum) 4"
Mountain mint: Slender (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) Quart
Mountain Mint - Slender (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) 1 gallon
Mountain Mint - Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round, 1 gallon
Penstemon: White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 4"
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) 4”, 6" & 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia) 4 “, 6" & 1 gallon
Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora) 4"
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)  6" &  1 gallon & 3 gallon

Caterpillar Host Plants

Item Size
Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora) (for Spicebush Swallowtails) 4", 6", 1 gallon
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
Cassia - "Partridge Pea" (Cassia fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
Dill (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Fennel - green or bronze (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Lead Plant (Amorpha fruticosa)(for Silver Spotted Skipper & Dogface Sulphur) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis) (for Monarch) 4"
Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata) (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
Senna - (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round

 

Is your garden ready for MONARCH MIGRATION? Check out the BugLady's list of available nectar and caterpillar host plants for May! 

Photo provided by Noah Simon. Caterpillars eat milkweed, their only source of food.

Plants available May 2020
Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

 

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4"
Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) 4"
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon & 3 gallon
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4"
Clasping coneflower (Dracopis amplexicaulis)  4" pot & 6" round
Crabapple tree (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Garden Phlox (Phlox panicullata) Robert Poore 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 4"
Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)  6" round
Ironweed (Vernonia)  6" round
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  4"
Lemon Bee Balm  (Monarda citriodora)        4"
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus)  4"
Mistflower  (Conoclinium coelestinum) 4"
Mountain mint: Slender (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) Quart
Mountain Mint - Slender (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) 1 gallon
Mountain Mint - Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round
Penstemon: White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 4"
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) 4”, 6" & 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia) 4 “, 6" & 1 gallon
Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora) 4"
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)  6" &  1 gallon & 3 gallon

Caterpillar Host Plants

Item Size
Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora) (for Spicebush Swallowtails) 1 gallon
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
Cassia - "Partridge Pea" (Cassia fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
Dill (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Fennel - green or bronze (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Hop Tree also called Wafer Ash (Ptelea trifoliata) (for Giant Swallowtail) 3 gallon
Lead Plant (Amorpha fruticosa)(for Silver Spotted Skipper & Dogface Sulphur) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis) (for Monarch) 4"
Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata) (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
Senna - (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”

 

Is your garden ready for MONARCH MIGRATION? Check out the Buglady's list of available nectar and caterpillar host plants for April! 

Plants available April 2020
Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Item Size
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)  4"
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4"
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)  4"
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon & 3 gallon
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4"
Clasping coneflower (Dracopis amplexicaulis)  4" pot & 6" round
Crabapple tree (Malus  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Ironweed (Vernonia)  6" round
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  4"
Mountain mint: Slender (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) Quart
Mountain Mint (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round
Penstemon: White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 4"
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) 4”
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia) 4 “
Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora) 4"
Virginia Willow (Itea virginica)  6" & gallon

Caterpillar Host Plants

Item Size
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
Cassia - "Popcorn" (Cassia didymobotrya) (for Sulphur butterflies)  1 gallon
Cassia -  Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4"
Dill (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Fennel - green or bronze(for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Hop Tree also called Wafer Ash (Ptelea trifoliata) (for Giant Swallowtail) 3 gallon
Lead Plant (Amorpha fruticosa)(for Silver Spotted Skipper & Dogface Sulphur) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis) (for Monarch) 4"
Milkweed: Swamp- pink flower (Asclepias incarnata) (for Monarch) 4"
Parsley - curled or straight leaf(for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata) (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
Senna - (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”