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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold-hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

Monarch Nectar Seed Collection

 
 

Regular Price: $19.95

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per Collection You save: 10%
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The Monarch Nectar Seed Collection makes it easy to do your part in helping the monarch population by creating a monarch waystation in your own backyard. This easy-to-grow collection features a variety of nectar-rich varieties that monarchs rely on and need to survive. Zinnia, Wild Bergamot, Purple Coneflower and two varieties of Milkweed provide food, shelter and breeding grounds for monarchs in your own backyard.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Size Collection
SKU AAS8WKT

What's in this Mix?

This easy-to-grow collection features one annual (Zinnia) and four perennials (Common Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, Wild Bergamot, and Purple Coneflower) that offer up a source of food and habitat for the struggling monarch population.

Two varieties of native Milkweed welcome monarchs back from Mexico in the spring and are crucial to the survival of the species, acting as a host plant for monarch butterflies to lay their eggs. Native Wild Bergamot blooms a gorgeous lavender color with a distinct fragrance and is a great source of pollen for Monarchs from mid- to late-summer. Zinnia and Purple Coneflower are garden favorites and their profuse, long-lasting blooms are a constant source for monarchs in the summer garden. This collection can be planted in the spring or the fall and will bloom the first year and years after, providing a long-lasting resource for monarchs.

Plant Information

SKU AAS8WKT
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle Mixture of Annuals & Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 100-150 sq ft.
Days to Bloom 5-7 weeks after germination
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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