Partridge Pea - Chamaecrista fasciculata - Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


Partridge Pea

Chamaecrista fasciculata

Plant Type: Annual

Zones: 3-9

Height: 2 ft.

Light Requirements: Part shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows well in a variety of soil types, prefers well-drained soil, drought tolerant once established

Propagation: seeds

Host Plant: Southern Dog Face, Sleepy Orange, Cloudless Sulphur, and Orange Sulphur Butterflies

Nectar Plant: Butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to bright yellow blooms to nectar.

Plant Partridge Pea in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!


A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm