Johnny says, “Plant more Milkweed!” because…
- Monarch Butterflies require Milkweed plants to lay eggs
- Monarch Caterpillars requires Milkweed leaves to eat
- The milky latex in Milkweed protects the Monarch Caterpillars from being eaten
Your seed packet will contain dozens of “Butterfly Milkweed” (Asclepias tuberosa) seeds, packaged in an adorable clear sleeve. It also contains a card with photo of a Monarch Butterfly and Raven Silverwing herself which says, “Save the Monarchs – Plant More Milkweed.” This card can be saved on the fridge or in a locker as a reminder to get more seeds 😉
Butterfly Milkweed produce unique, orange flowers that provide nectar for many pollinators, along with butterflies.
Butterfly Milkweed prefers full sun; 6+ hours.
Plant seeds under a thin layer (1/4″) of soil and water daily until seedlings are well-established. Germination time is 1-3 weeks.
Asclepias Tuberosa will generally grow well across most of North America, and definitely east of the Mississippi. Check your local herbarium to ensure Asclepias Tuberosa is native or naturalized in your state.