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

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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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, 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!


Butterflies we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm