False Nettle Boehmeria cylindrica
host or larval food plant for Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
and Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis.
Red Amiral Vanessa atalanta caterpillars
create a nest of the leaves of
False Nettle Boehmeria cylindrica,
one of their host plants.
Botanical Name: Boehmeria cylindrica
Common Names: False Nettle
Plant type: Perennial tender shrub
Light: Sun, light shade, shade
Size: Grows to 4 feet into a bushy beautiful green shrub. The more you trim the plant, the bushier it grows. Enjoys nitrogen rich fertilizer.
Water: streams.Prefers moist soil. Will grow in
Soil: Grows best in rich moist soil
Propagation: Seed, cuttings
Note: Host plant for Red Admiral and Question Mark butterflies.