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October Plant List


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

Barber Laboratories
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"
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) 4"
     Blanket Flower         Mesa Yellow (Gaillardia)                  4"
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon 
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4" 

Coneflower (Purple)


Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 5"
          Ironweed            (Vernonia)  4"
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus 4"
        Mountain Mint       Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round
Porterweed (Stachytarpheta) 4"
"Red Husker"           Penstemon:          (Penstemon digitalis) Quart
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)            1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)         1 gallon

Spotted Bee Balm

(Monarda punctata)

Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) 1 gallon
  Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)        6" &  1 gallon                        3 gallon


Caterpillar Host Plants

Photo Item Size
    Camphor Tree        (Cinnamomum                 camphora)                      (for Spicebush      Swallowtails)  4"
           Dill                      (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)

Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerullea)  (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
              Senna -                  (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round
      Spider plant            (Cleome hassleriana) (for Great Southern White) 4"


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