Creating a Monarch Butterfly Garden
The number of monarch butterflies have significantly reduced over the years. Their habitat has been destroyed by chemicals and man. Here are some ways to attract these beauties to your garden. Plant milkweed (Asclepias sp.) native to your area. Asclepias tuberosa is a native perennial in zones 3-9. It blooms from June to August and gets about 2 ft. tall. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed only. When the egg hatches, the caterpillar eats the milkweed and goes throug…
Asclepias Sullivantii- Prairie Milkweed For Monarch Caterpillars
Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii) is like the little brother of common milkweed. This shorter milkweed variety is better behaved in butterfly gardens
Find Milkweed Plants And Milkweed Seeds For Monarchs- 25?
25 different milkweed plants and milkweed seeds for your garden to attract monarch butterflies. Milkweed is also the host plant for monarch caterpillars.
Which Native Milkweeds Should You Plant for Monarch Butterflies?
Want to help monarch butterflies? Be careful when selecting your milkweed. Not all plants that go by the common name of “milkweed” are the food that these butterflies need. Want to save…
7 Helpful Tips For Where To Buy Milkweed Online?
Do you ever wonder where to buy milkweed online? Here's the checklist I use before deciding which vendors to buy milkweed seeds and milkweed plants from.
Asclepias Incarnata- Swamp Milkweed For Monarch Butterflies
Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) is another one of the best milkweeds for butterfly gardens because it feeds both monarch caterpillars and butterflies.
What's So Special About Milkweed? - Garden Therapy
Milkweed is integral to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. Plant it in the garden to help save these beneficial critters whose numbers are dwindling.
The Monarch Butterfly Host Plant: Milkweeds and How to Grow Them From Seed
There are many species of perennial milkweeds that can serve as a monarch butterfly host plant. Learn which are the best and how to grow them from seed.
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Found on prairies, open woods and hillsides; No milky latex; Medicinal purposes - Pleurisy and other medicinal benefits to early indigenous people and early settles of Northern America; Fiber from the bark can be used in making twine and cloth, seed floss can be used to make pillows or stuffing ...
Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa
The Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year 2017 is butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa. This native milkweed offers brilliant orange flowers attractive to a wide range of butterflies and other insects and is a host for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Learn more about this tough, long-lived herbaceous perennial that makes a great addition to many types of gardens in this article…