Views: 841, Replies: 14 » Jump to the end
Central Florida
zone 9a/8b
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
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
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
dave67
Feb 21, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Number two...

Thumb of 2010-02-21/dave67/e0c6f5
Central Florida
zone 9a/8b
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
dave67
Feb 21, 2010 11:58 AM CST
number three...

Thumb of 2010-02-21/dave67/328ae5
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
Image
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)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
Image
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
Charter ATP Member
Image
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)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
Image
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
Charter ATP Member
Image
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)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
Image
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
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
Image
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)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
Image
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)
Cherish every day
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
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!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
Image
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)
Cherish every day
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
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!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Dec 21, 2011 10:58 AM CST
I *think* I listed it - obviously, it didn't stick for long....
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Rose Creme Caramel"