Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Larval Host Plant (moths):
Great Tiger Moth
A showy native vine with long tubular red flowers, very attractive to hummingbirds. Incredibly long bloom season – our plantings bloom from spring to autumn. Ideal for an edge planting or training up a sturdy trellis or fence. Once established, can be pruned.
Secondary host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, an infrequent but captivating species. See images of the Baltimore Checkerspot with this butterfly’s primary host plant, Turtleheads. Also, hosts the incredible, diurnal (daytime-flying) Hummingbird Clearwing moth. See below for more.
Height: Vine Blooms: May, June, July, August, September
Siting: Average to moist soil, sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate