Swallowtails?

Snomam(Zone 3)August 1, 2006

I grew a large parsley plant just for swallowtails, not a one came by! Does anybody else have them in their garden? I have plenty of monarchs, and grow milkweed for them, but was sure hoping to see some swallowtails.

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janetpetiole(4b)

I had a couple of black swallowtails on the cone flowers.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 6:06PM
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lee53011(5)

I have a bunch around. I leave a wild stretch along the stream in my back yard, so they probably have some food and host plants in there. I also use no chemicals in my garden which probably helps.

Lee

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 10:15PM
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Snomam(Zone 3)

I don't use chemicals either, so that's not why they're not coming around. I found an interesting website, shows I should have them. Next year TONS of parsley!
http://www.wisconsinbutterflies.org/butterflies/counties/

    Bookmark   August 3, 2006 at 5:54PM
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madisonkathy

I have a couple of them stop by, usually on joe pye weed or coneflowers.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2006 at 7:29PM
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Snomam(Zone 3)

My Joe Pye Weed is just starting to bloom, and the white & purple coneflowers have been blooming for a few weeks. ::::still watching for Swallowtails:::::

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 10:21AM
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fuddyduddy(4 WI)

I grow dill for the swallowtails, and not much of that this year, as it was so dry. I always wondered what was stripping my dill, found those caterpillers and looked them up, was the black swallowtail. I don't know about the parsley, haven't tried much of that.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 3:37PM
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elvis

At my place, the tiger swallowtails are attracted to the lilacs. Unfortunately, my house was ground zero for the feds to spray Btk for gypsy moth...I sprayed my asclepias immediately with water, and the monarch hatch came out fine, but no more swallowtails (sigh) this season--

    Bookmark   August 9, 2006 at 10:46AM
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Snomam(Zone 3)

Somebody else also said dill attracts them, so I'll be growing that next year too.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2006 at 4:54PM
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periwinklez3b(z3WI)

We've seen lots of tiger swallowtails this year, particularly in late spring--they Loved my lilacs!

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 11, 2006 at 4:02PM
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