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 'Soulmate' Milkweed and Common Milkweed will tolerate moist, well drained soil, while bright orange Butterfly Weed is best suited to well-drained soil.
Our Milkweed Collection is roughly 9' x 5' if planted together and contains 9 plants:
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) - 3 plants
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)- 3 plants
'Soulmate' Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) - 3 plants
*Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as depicted on the illustration. Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden/collection design.
|Item Package Size|
Collection of 9
Butterfly Weed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plants in this collection range from 24-48" tall.
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Plants in this collection range from 12-30" wide.
Early to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Lanced shaped green leaves.
Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|