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Susan C. Dunlap
A collection of 50 images as if seen from a butterfly’s point of view. Includes the names of native Zinnia species and the most complete list of US butterflies that will feed on Zinnia blossoms.
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Susan C. Dunlap
“Milkweed is the single most important plant for Monarch butterflies. This lavishly illustrated book contains details about the structure and cultivation of native Milkweeds, information about the 139 nectar-feeding butterflies they...
Butterflies in Mind -- Monarch
Susan C. Dunlap
This abundantly illustrated volume enables you to select from a complete list of well described perennial nectar plants that are known to attract & feed Monarch butterflies. Over 40 genera are described that are suitable to be grown...
Butterflies in Mind -- Perennials
Susan C. Dunlap
Butterflies in Mind - Perennials. This book is a definitive guide to perennial nectar plants preferred by US butterflies. It empowers you to feed, attract, support (and help identify) nectar-feeding butterflies that reside in the US....

Prunus persica
(sold as Heavenly White)

Family: Rosaceae

Common name: NECTARINE

Synonym: Prunus persica var. nucipersica heavenly white

Native to: China

Sentiments: peach blossoms mean i am your captive, peach fruit means your charms are unequaled


Type: tree

Form: erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 26 feet

Max width: 19.6 feet


pink, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit

Plant features: deciduous, toxic

Edible: fruit

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f

Temp. range: -30 to +20 °F

Water: moderate, regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

  • Prunus persica var. nucipersica heavenly white  6260055
  • Prunus persica var. nucipersica heavenly white  6260058
  • Prunus persica var. nucipersica heavenly white  6260059
  • Prunus persica var. nucipersica heavenly white  6260060