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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
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”