Amaranthus question

ohiovalleygardener(5/6)September 18, 2010

I love many varieties of amaranthus. They have done great in my yard in years past. Love lies bleeding grew to nearly 6 ft tall. Anyway, do any of these attract butterflies? I am starting plans for new butterfly garden for the spring. I want to grow things to attract a wide variety of them. I would love to plant some amaranthus of different types along the fence but don't want to waste the space if none of the butterflies are interested. So has anyone had any uck with any of them. Thanks in advance for any help. Vicci

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I don't believe they are considered a nectar plant at all, as lovely as they are. There are some weedy amaranths that serve as host plants for the Common Sootywings, one of the spreadwing skippers, but nothing that would be usable as an ornamental plant in the garden.



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