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May 30, 2020 1:06 PM CST
SW Florida (N. Ft. Myers)
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.)
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May 30, 2020 3:18 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
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.
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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