By popular demand, Ohio Prairie Nursery brings you "Milkweed Madness"! This regionally adapted seed packet contains seven different species that all attract Monarch butterflies. Some of the species contained including Sullivant's Milkweed and Spider Milkweed are less common and produce unique flowers that will attract Monarchs and their other butterfly friends.
Milkweed is essential to the Monarchs as they complete their life cycle on the plant. They begin by laying eggs on the leaves and once they hatch, use the leaves of the plant as their food source. Once large enough, the process of metamorphisis begins and the caterpillar emerges as the Monarch butterfly. The butterfly feeds off the Milkweed flowers until it lays eggs for the next generation. Milkweed is essential to their short life cycle and by planting it in your landscape, you are creating habitat for the butterflies for years to come.
Contains the following species:
Asclepias syriaca- Common Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa- Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata-Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias viridis- Spider Milkweed-exclusive to this packet
Asclepias speciosa- Showy Milkweed-exclusive to this packet
Asclepias sullivantii- Sullivant's Milkweed-exclusive to this packet
Asclepias verticillata- Whorled Milkweed-exclusive to this packet
Packet contains approximately 1000 seeds and is enough seed to cover 100 square feet.
Detailed instructions on planting your seed packet are provided with purchase.
Due to the limited availability of some of the species, please limit 2 per customer.
This mix of wildflowers typically grows to a height of 3 to 5 feet. Please note that each site is unique and that several factors can affect overall height. These factors include sunlight, hydrology, and overall soil health.
Milkweed does require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding an ounce of any of these quick establishing annuals. They're perfect pollinator plants, too!
Flower Color: Pink, Orange, Purple, White
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: Summer through Early Fall
Plant Type: Perennials
Stratification: This packet does require stratification
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees, Pollinators
Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly