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Feb 21, 2010 11:16 AM CST
|I believe these are Sulphurs, correct me if I'm wrong. |
The host plant is Senna alata.
Feb 21, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Feb 21, 2010 11:58 AM CST
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.
Jul 15, 2011 12:38 PM CST
|I haven't seen one sulphur this year....hopefully they will return before fall.|
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!! 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!|
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.|
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! 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!|
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. |
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.|
Dec 14, 2011 1:35 PM CST
|I do have zone envy when it comes to butterflies!|
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. |
I garden for the pollinators.
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.|
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. |
I garden for the pollinators.
Dec 21, 2011 10:58 AM CST
|I *think* I listed it - obviously, it didn't stick for long....|
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