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RE: butterfly bush

DF: Well, now with the buddleia present you probably will get some
monarchs coming sooner or later...and will you have some milkweed for
them to lay their eggs on and later for the emerged catepillars to feed
on? Absolutely essential if you want to encourage the monarchs to stay
and breed as the common milkweed plant is the ONLY host plant for the
monarch catepillars.

Hills, IA  zone 5

 --- On Sun 06/12, David Franzman < dfranzma@pacbell.net > wrote:
From: David Franzman [mailto: dfranzma@pacbell.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 19:47:45 -0700
Subject: [CHAT] butterfly bush

Hi folks...how are ya?<br><br>Hey I planted a Buddleaiaosn something or
other. Sorry but it's like <br>budleai...hmmm, well anyway common name
butterfly bush. It's about 10' high <br>now and 4' across. It has
hundreds of beautiful purple spikes of flowers. <br>I frankly forgot
that it was called the butterfly bush until my lovely wife <br>Linda
called me at one of the markets and told me that this bush is being
<br>completely invaded by Monarch butterflies. When I got home she was
right <br>there must be a hundred or so of the little guys all swarming
all over this <br>plant. Love it! However, I was talking to an MG today
about Hibs and I <br>mentioned the butterflies and she seems to think
they are Pink Ladies and <br>not Monarchs. I had noticed that these seem
smaller than Monarchs but the <br>coloring is awfully close. Apparently
Pink Ladies appear before Monarchs? <br>In either case they're


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