False Nettle (Bohemeria cylindrica) - Native Butterfly Host Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


False Nettle

Bohemeria cylindrical

Zones: 4-10

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!


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