Seed Needs Milkweed Seed Collection (6 Individual Seed Packets) Open Pollinated Seeds

Price: $21.90

  • Milkweed typically grows between 12 inches and 48 inches tall, depending on the variety grown. They will attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, and act as the Monarch Butterflies main food source.
  • The following Milkweed varieties are included: Swamp Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, Common Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Autumn Blaze Mixed Milkweed and Mexican Milkweed (AKA Bloodflower)
  • All Milkweed seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO based seed products and are intended for the current & the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and constantly moved out due to popularity.

Swamp Milkweed Seed Balls for Fall Planting (Asclepias incarnata) (20)

Price: $16.50

  • Milkweed and most perennial wildflowers need to over-winter in the ground before they germinate.
  • Provides nutrients and retains moisture for better germination and growth.
  • Scientifically developed process and recipe is more gentle on seeds than others.

Common Milkweed Seed Balls for Fall Planting (Asclepias syriaca) (50)

Price: $19.64

  • Effortless and enjoyable perennial gardening for all ages!
  • Scientifically developed process and gentle seed handling.
  • Provides nutrients and retains moisture for better germination and growth.

Asclepias tuberosa Orange Butterfly Weed (1 Order Contains 2 Potted Plants)

Asclepias tuberosa Orange Butterfly Weed (1 Order Contains 2 Potted Plants)

Price: $16.95

  • Native Perennial Plant
  • Butterfly Garden Plants
  • Orange flowers attract butterflies

Growing Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies have suffered a severe population decline and you can help provide habitat for them during their migration by growing milkweed. There are more than 40 varieties, one perfect...

Planting milkweed in home landscapes - High Plains Journal

Some milkweed species are attractive additions to home landscapes, and monarch butterflies like them too. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on selecting and establishing milkweed. For more information, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or .

Which milkweed species are best suited to home...


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  2. Environmental Defense Fund (blog) Golf course offers pro tips for planting milkweed to help monarchs
    But many golf course staff, including those at Meadow Club, are already well equipped with knowledge and experience from previous conservation efforts, and can offer lessons learned for other golf courses and individuals looking for milkweed planting tips.
  3. Kane County Chronicle Monarchs, milkweed headline pollinator event in Kane County
    [A monarch caterpillar on a milkweed plant at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. Milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillers eat. The importance of monarchs and pollinators is part of the Monarchs and Milkweed event June 23 at LeRoy Oakes Forest 
  4. Let the 'good bugs' control aphids on milkweed
    Question: I would like to know if you can help me with a problem I have with my swamp milkweed. In late summer a lot of the plants become infested with bright orange aphids. The plants often become sickly looking. I tried spraying with dish detergent
  5. Kansas City Star Olathe man's mission is to protect and educate about the monarch
    In the past year, Parsons has donated dozens of milkweed and golden rod plants to Olathe's Pollinator Prairie. A former chemical recycling facility, the Pollinator Prairie land has been restored over the past 15 years and is now home to bees, birds


  1. Asclepias species produce some of the most complex flowers in the plant kingdom, comparable to orchids in complexity. Five petals reflex backwards revealing a gynostegium (fused stamen filamens and styles) surrounded by a five-membrane corona.
  2. 25 different milkweed plants and milkweed seeds for your garden to attract monarch butterflies. Milkweed is also the host plant for monarch caterpillars.
  3. Milkweed, Asclepias, is the host plant for Monarch butterflies. We grow and ship several species of milkweed (Asclepias curassavica, Asclepias incarnata, and Asclepias tuberosa) from May thru October.
  4. Growing native milkweed attracts monarch butterflies and provides nectar to other butterfly species as well as honey bees.
  5. The milkweed fruit is a follicle, commonly referred to as a pod, which splits at one suture to release many seeds, sometimes hundreds, depending on the species.
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