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False nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) starter plant, butterfly host plant (dormant)


False nettle Boehmeria cylindrica starter plant. Butterflies such as red admirals, questionmarks, milberts tortoiseshells and more use nettles as host plants, but many people aren’t fond of stinging nettles. However they also use false nettle, so you can attract butterflies without the ouch

These have gone dormant for the year, but still have excellent root growth and can be planted anytime the ground isn’t frozen. Plants continue to grow roots without foliage. Just treat as is though it were still growing and water through any prolonged dry spells. These are grown outside here in Michigan. They may still have some foliage or yellowing foliage if ordered in early fall but as fall progresses and through winter, will just be old stems. Planting dormant plants is a great way to get plants established for next season!

All of our plants are grown in biodegradable fabric pots. The containers are around 4″x4 1/2″ May be planted in the pot especially if heavily rooted but we prefer to rip the sides or remove and compost the fabric when planting.

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Weight 12 oz