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zone 9a/8b
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dave67
Feb 21, 2010 11:16 AM CST
I believe these are Sulphurs, correct me if I'm wrong. Smiling
The host plant is Senna alata.


Central Florida
zone 9a/8b
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dave67
Feb 21, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Number two...

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Central Florida
zone 9a/8b
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dave67
Feb 21, 2010 11:58 AM CST
number three...

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Feb 21, 2010 11:06 PM CST
Super photography Dave! Thanks for posting here. I haven't had any sulphurs ...yet. I had the host plants but never saw any cats on them. I sure hope they lay eggs this year.
Maybe one of our more knowledgeable bf folks will confirm the species of your sulphurs.
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Jul 15, 2011 12:38 PM CST
I haven't seen one sulphur this year....hopefully they will return before fall.
Name: Konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
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konkreteblond
Jul 18, 2011 9:27 PM CST
So this is a "candlestick" tree? I have had trouble the last few years getting these to grow here!! Grumbling I have had them get 6 feet tall so I know they CAN but I can't get them over a foot now! They die in the winter so I've even tried carrying the darn thing back and forth in a pot, but it never gets bigger. I'd think it was a pot issue except even in the ground I can't get them taller. Ideas? because I really want sulphurs!
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Jul 18, 2011 10:06 PM CST
I lost the candlestick I had over six foot last winter too. It was just a foot or two when it was given to me and didn't bloom until around september. I was gifted another and planted it, and three small ones that I bought this year. I plan on digging them up, and planting them outside again next year. They love full sun.
Name: Konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
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konkreteblond
Oct 3, 2011 9:17 AM CST
Sheila, I have done this over and over for at least the last 5 years and never have any success! Sad I am sure it's because I was trying. I have great success with peonies..because I didn't want them! lol If I put it somewhere like the front yard where I don't want it, it will grow!
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Nov 28, 2011 9:20 PM CST
This was my senna alta at the end of the season. It got over 9 foot tall. I am sure it will not survive the winter so I had bought three small ones and planted them in an area part shade. They were tiny and stayed small, now about 3 foot tall. I dug them together put in a pot inside the shop and will plant in the ground next year. I have seed soon and will try to plant over-winter and have to share at RU in the spring. Still never had sulphurs lay eggs on them. Confused

Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Dec 14, 2011 11:26 AM CST
I always have a good number of sulphurs in my yard pretty much all year. They always find something to eat.
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Dec 14, 2011 1:35 PM CST
I do have zone envy when it comes to butterflies!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 15, 2011 5:15 AM CST
Nice shots, Dave67. The Sulphurs seem to find something to eat here too although I haven't spotted exactly what just yet. Green Grin!
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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Dec 16, 2011 1:08 PM CST
I have adult sulphurs all over the yard every year, but they don't lay eggs in my yard that I know of.......yet.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 16, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Same here, Sheila. I keep looking but have seen no cats. Maybe 2012 will be the year. I guess I should go see what they love to eat. Green Grin! Green Grin!
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sheryl
Dec 21, 2011 10:58 AM CST
I *think* I listed it - obviously, it didn't stick for long....
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