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SW Florida (N. Ft. Myers)
robinsews
May 30, 2020 1:06 PM CST
I have a small area where the HOA will allow pots of flowers. It has partial (morning) shade. I would like to grow some nectar plants for butterflies. preferably natives [I have some milkweed seeds ] any suggestions.
Also a small host plant - no vines or large shrubs.
Thanks. (I know butterfly gardening with native plants in Ohio, but not Florida.)
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 30, 2020 3:18 PM CST
Lantana
Butterfly weed
Milkweeds
Phlox
Blanket flower

In SW Florida, there are Butterfly houses all over. You can visit some and they have printed material on what to plant. There is one in North Fort Myers at the Shell Factory on Rt. 41 and one across the river in Cape Coral.
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