The Milkweed Collection consists of 3 types of Milkweed
Milkweeds – if you plant it, the Monarch Butterflies will come! As the sole food source (aka the ‘host plant’) for growing Monarchs, planting Milkweed is a great way to help bolster the declining population of this favorite orange butterfly. Our collection of carefully chosen milkweed varieties is the perfect start to creating your own butterfly garden or Monarch Waystation. Best of all, these three native plants complement one another beautifully in the garden: Soft pink 'Showy' Milkweed will tolerate moist and dry soil, while Hello Yellow and bright orange Butterfly Weed is best suited to well-drained soil. All three milkweeds love full sun and once established are drought tolerant.
|Item Package Size|
Collection of 12
Butterfly Weed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias speciosa
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Early summer to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Lanced shaped green leaves.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Midwest, West, Southwest
Spring / Summer
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