Butterfly milkweed grows in mesic soils that drain freely but do not dry out.
Hand collected seed from our pollinator-friendly plants.
Growing 2-4ft high butterfly milkweed tops off with lavender-pink flowers and attracts a lot of interest in flowers.
Plant in a cottage garden or prairie happy growing amongst grasses.
Milkweeds are nectar-rich wildflowers that attract Monarch butterflies, the leaves of the milkweed are an essential food source for caterpillars.
Once you have identified the perfect location for your chosen milkweed, next you want to make sure the area retains adequate moisture and is grown well out of the reach of young children. Pet’s should also be kept away from Milkweed as the white milky sap is toxic and must be avoided.
When you start a pollinator garden it is important to consider both the location and growing conditions, some milkweed will thrive in full sun others prefer shelter from the woodland edge.
The following milkweed are some of my personal favorites and beneficial for wildlife as well as plants worthy of space in your garden beds, prairie meadows, and container
Rose Common Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars and Butterflies
We hand collect and clean our seeds freshly collected in 2020 from PA.
Sow seeds that have been kept refrigerated for 4 or more weeks to help break seed dormancy>
Easy to grow sow seeds direct where you would like them to flower, in Fall or Early Spring
Link to full growing instructions will be included.