Plants to attract caterpillars?
Hi there... I've got to little girls and we recently picked up the butterfly garden from Insect Lore. After we set these butterflies free, I thought it would be nice to try and capture our own caterpillars to bring to the habitat. What type of plants are they attracted to? I'd like to plant something to attract them this spring -zone 5. I know they like milkweed but that's about ALL I know... Any particular variety? Any other perennials? We have a ton of perennials, but I've never seen one caterpillar so we must not have the right ones! Thanks for your help!