False Nettle (Bohemeria cylindrica) - Native Butterfly Host Plant
Height: 3 feet
Plant spacing: 18 inches
Light requirements: Shade to full sun
Water requirements: Wet soil
Propagation: By cuttings and seeds
Host plant for: Comma, Red Admiral, and Question Mark butterflies
Starter Plants are not large enough to feed larvae.
One 4" potted plant will feed 1 larvae.
False Nettle (Bohemeria cylindrical) is a native plant found in North, Central, and South America. The Comma, Red Admiral, and Question Mark Butterfly all eat False Nettle during the larval stage. Found in wetlands, ditches, and along rivers, False Nettle grows well in shady, wet soil. It spreads by seed and can also be propagated by cuttings.
Planting False Nettle in ditches and shady areas will attract wild butterflies to your yard. Look for tiny blue eggs and curled up leaves to find larvae!