From Shady Oak Butterfly farm on Facebook:
If you need milkweed seed, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Free Milkweed Seed, 12876 SW County Rd 231, Brooker, FL 32622. Tropical milkweed plants are available here.
Hello, Does anyone know of a nursey on line that sells a milkweed plant already started, I`m having the worse time to start from seed. THank You Patty
Actually I would start at the same place listed above, Shady Oaks.
Have you checked around locally? Not sure where you are but a good time of year to find them in many areas.
Any idea what specific variety of milkweed? Since I just today found out that milkweed is a family rather than a specific plant. I recently bought some Asclepia tuberosa seeds locally so I am not looking for more of those. However if it is some other variety then free is my favorite price.
Patty, you can go to LiveMonarch and request free seeds and/or order rooted cuttings of tropical milkweed for a reasonable price. They are small, but will grow quickly. I ordered from them a few years ago and was very pleased.
Here is a link that might be useful: LiveMonarch
Mail Order Natives have it, but I bet you can find it locally and save the shipping.
Here is a link that might be useful: Mail Order Natives
I have bought Milkweed plants on line from Garden Harvest Supply in Indiana. I've ordered Tuberosa & Incarnata, & they also sell Common. All the plants survived & are full grown now. They arrived as 4 to 6 inch plants with very healthy root systems. Their website is gardenharvestsupply.com
Ever Wilde Farms has a large selection of milkweed seeds (I think 12 different kinds) for about $2.50/packet. Not sure of the shipping, but I got to the site from a recommendation & they have a very good watchdog rating.
Here is a link that might be useful: Ever Wilde Farms
milkweed starts better with cuttings or plants...seedlings can work too but they're pretty fragile at first and can be easily destroyed by weather, pets, kids, etc...
If you are looking for tropical milkweed, Janet's suggestion to get cuttings from live monarch looks like a winner. eBay is also a good place to find a wide variety of plants/seeds. Good luck, Tony