Butterfly Nectar Plants

Native Plants for the Butterfly Garden:
Elephantapus — Elephant’s Foot — native
Salvia coccinea — native
Lantana involucrata
Lantana depressa


Exotics for the Butterfly Garden:
Porterweed (blue)
Duranta — Golden Dewdrop

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  1. I don’t comment, but after looking at a few of the comments on this page Butterfly Nectar Plants | Secrets of a Seed Scatterer. I do have a few questions for you if you tend not to mind. Is it just me or do some of the remarks come across as if they are coming from brain dead people? šŸ˜› And, if you are posting on additional online sites, I’d like to follow everything fresh you
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    • Nell Jean

       /  August 9, 2013

      I think it must be just you. I read again recent comments and they are mostly from friends who comment on content to let me know they read and enjoy. I appreciate their comments very much.

      NO to my URLs.

  2. Pat Reynolds

     /  August 9, 2012

    I live in Atlanta, Georgia. About six years ago, I was very fortunate to visit the home and garden of Julie and Leon Neel. Do you know whether Julie is still giving any butterfly presentations? Thank you.

    • Nell Jean

       /  August 10, 2012

      I haven’t seen Mrs. Neel in a couple of years. I will ask someone from the Jones Lab who will know, and get back to you later. It was at one of her presentations that I learned about ‘dog-faced’ Sulphurs.

    • Nell Jean

       /  August 17, 2012

      I asked about Mrs. Neel and the butterfly presentations. We think she’s not doing butterfly lectures now. Susie Bryan, who maintains the Butterfly Gardens at Ichauway Plantation is going to work up some presentations this winter when things are slower and she has time. I spent the past two days going through butterfly pictures.

  3. I wouldn’t characterize my garden as a cottage, at least not in my understanding of what a cottage should be or is……but I got a modified cottage garden in some places I think….I also have so many plants you have too. Lantana, Asclepias, Azalea, lantanas, salvia of all kinds including coccinea, crocosmia, lililes , pentas and zinnias…..I reckon we could swap gardens and never know the difference……:-)….


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