Pellitory - Parietaria floridana - Native Butterfly Host Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Parietaria floridana

Plant Type: Annual

Zones: 6-9

Height: 6 inches

Light requirements:Full shade to part sun

Water requirements:Grows best in well-drained soil, water regularly

Propagation: B Seeds

Host plant for: Red Admiral Butterfly

Starter Plants are not large enough to feed larvae.

One 4" potted plant will feed 1 larvae.

Pellitory (Parietaria floridana) is a host plant for the Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta). Pellitory is a type of groundcover. It will grow in full sun or full shade, but prefers partial shade. 

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