'Butterfly Friendly' Plants For Sale

Sorry, I have no plants for sale at present (28th May, 2011) although I do have plenty of the following seeds:

Pentas lanceolata (Egyptian Star Cluster, pink and cerise) - £2.00 for approximately 100 seeds plus £0.50 P&P

Asclepias curassavica (Milkweed) foodplant for Monarch butterfly - £1.00 for 20 seeds plus £0.50 P&P

Please email me if you are interested in buying some seeds - ken.smith.is@o2.co.uk

For Passiflora caerulea, I recommend buying seeds on eBay.

(lightly graze the surface of the seeds to remove the waterproof shine and soak in warm water for no more than 12 - 24 hours before sowing. I achieved an 85% germination rate using this procedure)


ARISTOLOCHIA ELEGANS (CALICO FLOWER) - Foodplant for various Pachliopta, Parides, Papilio and Birdwing butterflies. Good for polydamas swallowtails but not recommended for pipevine swallowtail caterpillars or the Cairns Birdwing. These are approx 5 inch high seedlings, average of two seedlings per plug. Prices: £0.50 per seedling in plugs which each contain 1 - 4 seedlings. Price is for the number of seedlings NOT the number of plugs! Postage within the UK: £1.50 per 6 seedlings. Minimum order 6 plants. - SOLD OUT

ASCLEPIAS CLIMBER (MILKWEED) - Foodplant for Danaus species (e.g. Monarch butterfly). This unidentified species of Milkweed is recommended by the London Butterfly House for it's rapid growth and suitability as a butterfly foodplant. These plants are growing several inches a week and have very large leaves compared to other Milkweeds. Prices: £1.50 for a 6 inch high seedling or £2.00 for a 9 inch high seedling. Please add postage costs (within the UK) of £1.00 + £0.50 per plant. - SOLD OUT

ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA (MILKWEED) - Foodplant for Danaus species (e.g. Monarch butterfly) and good nectar plant. This species of Milkweed is slower growing and has much smaller leaves than the Asclepias climber mentioned above. Perhaps more useful as a nectar plant than a larval foodplant. Prices: £1.00 for a 4 inch high seedling or £1.25 for a 6 inch high seedling. Please add postage costs (within the UK) of £0.50 + £0.50 per plant. - SOLD OUT

CITRUS SEEDLINGS (LEMON) - Foodplant for many Papilio species (Swallowtail butterflies). Good for butterflies to lay on even if you are using Choisya ternata or Skimmia for the later instars. Prices: £0.50 for a 3 - 4 inch high seedling. Please add postage costs (within the UK) of £0.50 + £0.20 per seedling. - SOLD OUT

CITRUS SEEDLINGS (MANDARIN) - Foodplant for many Papilio species (Swallowtail butterflies). Good for butterflies to lay on even if using Choisya ternata or Skimmia for later instars. Prices: £0.50 for a 2 inch high seedling. Please add postage costs (within the UK) of £0.50 + £0.20 per seedling. - SOLD OUT

PENTAS LANCEOLATA (EGYPTIAN STAR CLUSTER) PINK - One of the best nectar plants for butterflies. These seedlings are two months old and in optimal conditions should flower in one more month. Prices: £2.50 for a 3-4 inch high seedling. Please add postage costs (within the UK) of £1.00 + £0.50 per plant. - SOLD OUT

PENTAS LANCEOLATA (EGYPTIAN STAR CLUSTER) VARIOUS COLOURS - One of the best nectar plants for butterflies. These seedlings are 2 months old and should flower in another month or two. These Pentas hybrids in various colours grow slightly slower than the pink variety. Prices: £2.00 for a 2 inch high seedling. Please add postage costs (within the UK) of £1.00 + £0.50 per plant. - SOLD OUT

PASSIFLORA EDULIS - Foodplant for Philaethria dido, possibly Heliconius cydno and others). Prices: £0.50 for each 4 inch high seedling in plugs which contain 1 - 4 seedlings each. Price is for the number of seedlings NOT the number of plugs! Please add postage costs (within the UK) of £0.50 per seedling. Minimum order 6 seedlings. - SOLD OUT

PASSIFLORA MOLLISSIMA SEEDS - Foodplant for many Heliconius species including Heliconius cydno and Heliconius melpomene. I've tested these seeds myself and the germination rate was about 80% which is excellent for Passiflora seeds. Prices: £2.50 for 12 seeds plus £0.50 postage within the UK. - SOLD OUT

OTHER PASSIFLORA SPECIES
Passiflora caerulea (foodplant for many Heliconius butterflies) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora biflora
(foodplant for many Heliconius butterflies) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora talamancensis
(foodplant for Philaethria dido, Heliconius erato, etc.) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora amalocarpa
(foodplant for many Heliconius butterflies) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora ligularis
(foodplant for Heliconius cydno, etc.) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora mollissima
(foodplant for many Heliconius butterflies) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora anfracta (foodplant for Heliconius erato, etc.) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora suberosa
(foodplant for Heliconius erato, Heliconius charitonius, etc.) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora serrato-digitata
(foodplant for Heliconius doris) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora vitifolia
(foodplant for Heliconius cydno, etc.) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora quadrangularis (foodplant for Heliconius ismenius, etc.) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora maliformis (possible foodplant for Heliconius ismenius, Eueides isabella, etc.) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora urbaniana (possible foodplant for various Heliconius species) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora gritensis (possible foodplant for various Heliconius species) - SOLD OUT
Passiflora platyloba (foodplant for Heliconius hecale, Eueides isabella, etc.) - SOLD OUT

 

I recommend ENVIROLITES grow lamps!

All prices are subject to change without prior warning.

Please email me if you have any queries and to check availability.

Contact Details:
Email: ken.smith.is@o2.co.uk

 

 

The above information is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, there are bound to be some mistakes so please cross reference all foodplant data with other reliable sources (see my links directory). I accept no responsibility for losses incurred due to errors in this list. Please email me if you notice any obvious mistakes. Many thanks.

 

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