Everwilde Farms - 200 Swamp Milkweed Native Wildflower Seeds - Gold Vault Jumbo Seed Packet

by Everwilde Farms
Price: $2.50
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  • Bulk Seed is Excellent for Immediate Planting or for Long Term Storage as an Emergency Seed Vault
  • Exclusive Gold Vault Packaging - Provides 3X Longer Storage than Paper or Plastic with Triple Layer Mylar Gold Foil.
  • First Quality Native Wildflower Seeds - Current Lab Test Data Shown on Packet

Product description

As the name indicates, this milkweed thrives in swamps and low meadows or along streams. The bright pink flowers attract swarms of bees and butterflies, and have a sweet scent described as similar to vanilla or cinnamon. At one time, the silk from this plant's seed pods was spun for fabric or used for stuffing pillows; in World War II, school children gathered the silk to provide a cheap filling for soldiers' life jackets. Commercial attempts to make use of this abundant plant included the manufacture of paper, fabric, lubricant, fuel, and rubber; eventually these became impractical and were abandoned. Though this plant is toxic to most animals, butterflies are immune to the plant's poison and actually become rather poisonous themselves as protection from predators.

Common Milkweed Guerrilla Droppings - Seed Pellets for Guerrilla Gardening (Asclepias syriaca)

by Seed-Balls.com
Price: $19.64
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  • Looks like... droppings. People will leave your plantings alone!
  • Perfect for guerrilla gardening - or just for fun!
  • Fast and easy seed dispersal. Improved recipe

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Common Milkweed is one of the plants that the Monarch Butterfly relies on as a source of food for its larvae.

Plants will be small the first year, up to 30 inches tall the second year, and produce tennis-ball sized clusters of aromatic lavender to pink flowers the third year. The large bountiful flowers they produce are magnets to various pollinators. Common Milkweed is a long-lived perennial that is native to much of the United States. If it isn't native to your area, we have many species to offer that may be!

It is a perennial and is best planted after frost or in the Fall, but will return each year.pollinators.


•Important host to Monarch butterfly
• Zone 4-9
• Will grow throughout the Eastern and Central US.
• Thrives in varied soil conditions
• Full Sun

• Duration: Perennial
• Sow: Fall, Early Winter

100+ square feet and is equivalent in coverage to 100 seed balls.

A note about Guerrilla Droppings:
Guerrilla Droppings, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your droppings. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

We guarantee your satisfaction and will provide a full refund or replace your Guerrilla Droppings if your are not satisfied. Just contact us with your questions and we will work out a solution! We want your Guerrilla Droppings to grow!

Hornell 'tree-hugger' nurtures depleted monarch butterflies - Hornell Evening Tribune

Robyn Baty doesn’t think she’s odd for nurturing 200 caterpillars in her house.

“For me it’s not crazy,” she said. “But for someone to walk into my house and see 200 caterpillars, they’ll say, ‘what’s wrong with you?’”

Describing herself as a “naturalist” and a “tree-hugging, berry-eating” person, Baty spent the past two years helping monarch butterflies survive.

Plagued by predatory bugs and weather changes, deforestation in their winter homeland of Mexico and the depletion of milkweed, their primary food source, monarch population has declined since the mid-1990s.

Monarchs migrate from eastern North America to Mexico during the fall before returning in the spring and early summer months. The butterflies themselves aren’t endangered, said University of Kansas Professor Chip Taylor, but their migration is because of threats in both Mexico and the United States.

Taylor, who heads Monarch Watch, University of Kansas-based organization promoting education and research of the orange and black butterflies, said the population has declined since 1995 due to a loss of habitat. Studies of the monarch habitat in Mexico showed the population at the butterfly’s wintering sites down from 20.97 hectares in 1996-1997 to 2.89 hectares in 2011-2012. A hectare is a metric unit equal to 10,000 square meters.

The hectares are determined by measuring the distance covered by forests populated by the monarch, he said. The smaller the number, the more vulnerable the migration.

“There are two essential things: The forest in Mexico and maintaining the milkweed that supports the reproduction of this insect,” said Taylor. “If we lose either one, this migration will collapse.”

Baty’s residence at 401 Canisteo St. in Hornell was designated a waystation for monarchs in 2011 by Monarch Watch, meaning she grows milkweed and nectar-producing flowers that feed caterpillars and monarchs. She houses 30 to 50 milkweed plants in a...

Milkweed plants (Asclepias) monarch butterflies

Milkweed plants (Asclepias) are the host plants for Monarch butterflies...but milkweed is also a highly sought nectar source for many other butterfly species! Aside from attracting Monarch butterflies for egg-laying, milkweed entices swallowtails, painted ladies, American ladies, red admirals,...

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  1. Hornell 'tree-hugger' nurtures depleted monarch butterflies
    Robyn Baty works on the milkweed plants in one of her two greenhouses at her Canisteo Street home. Baty grows milkweed to help caterpillars chrysalize into monarch butterflies. By Andrew Poole Robyn Baty doesn't think she's odd for nurturing 200
  2. UMN News Milkweed loss hurts monarchs
    By Deane Morrison If you're a gardener, milkweed may not be at the top of your list. But if you love Minnesota's state insect—the monarch butterfly—maybe it should be. Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed, but the plant is disappearing from what used
  3. Globe and Mail What early warm weather means for spring gardening
    Or stick to the native plants such as common milkweed, purple coneflower and wild lupines (have a look at www.wildflowerfarm.com). With all this lovely weather, insects and fungal diseases, normally killed off by freezing temperatures, have emerged
  4. ScrippsNews Study ties GMO corn, soybeans to butterfly losses
    That's because milkweed -- the host plant for the eggs and caterpillars produced by one of one of the most gaudy and widely recognized of all North American butterflies -- has nearly disappeared from farm fields. It is one of the clearest examples yet
  5. Simsbury gardeners can help save wild areas of the state
    SIMSBURY — The power to save Connecticut's wildlife may be as simple as planting a spicebush. Margery Winters, assistant director of Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, told the Simsbury Garden Club during a presentation March 19 at Apple Barn,

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  1. Asclepias, Milkweed, is the known host plant for Monarch Butterfly Larvae, Although I would normally sow these... http://t.co/qFBjWbZx
  2. Pond plant of the day: Blood Flower. This plant is a species of milkweed that is wonderful for butterfly gardens... http://t.co/M3DtEWEk
  3. Attending Smithsonian lecture on monarch butterflies. Need to plant my milkweed for the caterpillars to eat.
  4. I was trying to take a picture of a butterfly on my milkweed plant. I got this instead. http://t.co/9adDImZF
  5. [pic] may have a case of "natural selection" here. over a dozen monarch catapillars feeding on one milkweed plant... http://t.co/bkBWzXJ8


  1. Plant care information for Asclepias spp. (Milkweeds)for home gardeners. This information can be sent directly to your profile on our plant care website - www.theMulch.com.
  2. Milkweed is edible, and the fluff from the seed pods have interesting uses ranging from pillows to flotation devices...

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  1. Milkweed voted Perennial Plant of Year
    The Perennial Plant Association has named butterfly milkweed, Asclepias tuberose, as its 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year. With much focus on pollinator habitat these days, butterfly milkweed is a terrific selection. Butterfly milkweed flowers play host to ...
  2. Butterfly weed takes top honors in the plant world
    Deer usually leave asclepias alone. If you want to go all out in helping monarch butterflies, also plant the two other asclepias varieties native to Maine. Common milkweed, or Asclepias syriaca, grows 5 to 8 feet tall, depending on location, in ditches and ...
  3. COLUMN: Oklahoma Proven can make landscape planning a breeze
    In the landscape, it works well as a specimen plant, in mass plantings or in a container. Native to America, the milkweed is well adapted to many soil types. Best known as the host plant for monarch butterflies, milkweeds are quite popular. Efforts across ...
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Milkweed bugs are finally showing up on the scarlet milkweed - I think these are Large Milkweed Bugs but Lacey will know. If you're in the South, now is the time to put milkweed out for the Monarchs, so call your...
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Growing Milkweed – Using The Milkweed Plant In The Garden
Growing Milkweed – Using The Milkweed Plant In The Garden
Common Milkweed Plant common milkweed (asclepias syriaca) - nectar ...
Common Milkweed Plant common milkweed (asclepias syriaca) - nectar ...