Steve and Lynn moved into Steve’s great-grandfather’s home (where his mother grew up) 12 years ago. The house sits on about ¼ acre and had minimal landscaping except for some Irises, a few shrubs, and a 50-year-old patch of Rhubarb. In the decade since they’ve re-populated the family home, th… Read More →
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Plant native Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators
Native Milkweed plants, including Butterfly Weed, are the sole host plants for monarch butterflies. Their nectar-rich blooms also provide essential food to native bees and a slew of other pollinators. Best of all, Milkweed produce gorgeous, fragrant flowers that are easy to care for. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow!
Similar to Common Milkweed in looks, Showy Milkweed has soft, pastel pink flower clusters with longer petals. This sun-loving asclepias grows well in dry, fast-draining soil and requires little supplemental water once established. A prolific and important nectar source for Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial bugs. Re-seeds readily. (Asclepias speciosa) Learn More →
Poke Milkweed grows best in indirect sun or partial shade, making it a superb plant for gardens with dappled sunlight. An important resource for Monarch butterflies, the bi-colored flowers also attract a variety of beneficial insects, including some varieties of moths. Tall, slender stalks reach heights of 5' and produce globe-shaped blooms that instead of standing upright, dangle elegantly off the stems. (Asclepias exaltata) Learn More →
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love. Milkweed is one of the Monarch Butterflies’ favorite plants and will bring many winged friends to your garden or meadow. It can be a challenge to grow but once established it will thrive for years to come and spread quickly. Perennial. Learn More →
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a red, showier variety of Common Milkweed. It is extremely elegant, producing willowy foliage and cherry-red blooms. It will also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or meadow. Perennial. Learn More →
Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii) is extremely easy to grow and grows in any sunny spot in the garden or meadow. The highly fragrant blooms not only attract hummingbirds, but also bees and butterflies – especially monarchs. Perennial. Learn More →
Native to the Midwest, Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) grows almost anywhere and is a pollinator magnet, providing nectar to all bee varieties, hummingbirds, butterflies and much more. This perennial wildflower blooms a brilliant shade of white, almost light green, in the summer months. Extremely easy to grow, we recommend thinning plants at the end of each season to prevent aggressive spreading. Learn More →
Looking to create a pollinator oasis in your garden or meadow? Our Milkweed (Asclepias) Collection is the perfect choice! Comprised of 4 of our different Milkweed varieties, this collection blooms in all shades of pink, white, orange and green in the mid-summer garden. It offers a fragrant feast of blooms for pollinators, including butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, which will delight both the gardener and the ecosystem. These Asclepias varieties also make for gorgeous cut flowers and can be brought inside for unique, fragrant summer bouquets. Learn More →
Tall Green Milkweed is one of the most prolific bloomers of all the Milkweeds, producing up to 100 flowers per cluster. This plant acts as a host for Monarch butterflies, but the elegant green blooms attract a myriad of pollinators to the summer garden. This Milkweed is one of the most versatile and will grow in moist to dry soil and full sun to partial shade. (Asclepias hirtella) Learn More →
Spider Milkweed, is extremely drought tolerant and thrives in dry, fast-draining soils. A showy variety of asclepias, Spider Milkweed's off-white blossoms surrounded in green, along with its shorter height (12"), make for a unique statement in the summer garden. This variety is extremely attractive to Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial bugs. (Asclepias viridis)
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