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planting milkweed seeds for monarch butterflys

Posted by jerome69 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 19:24

has anyone grown milkweed plants to feed the larvae of the monarch butterfly? it seems that the monarchs are dwindling due to the lack of a food source. (herbicides)


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RE: planting milkweed seeds for monarch butterflys

i will be planting for the first time this year. in fact, i just ordered 10 milkweed plants. :)


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RE: planting milkweed seeds for monarch butterflys

to lindalou; where did you order them from?could not find any info on where to plant them,such as sun and soil conditions. thanks


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RE: planting milkweed seeds for monarch butterflys

livemonarch.com has all the info you will need. you can order plants for $1 each and seeds for much less. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: great monarch info


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RE: planting milkweed seeds for monarch butterflys

I perchased Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella' a couple of years ago from Menne's Nursery on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst. I had several cats on it the very first year but I think the birds may have gotten them.
Penny


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RE: planting milkweed seeds for monarch butterflys

I have common milkweed growing all over my property. I never cut it down, even if it grows in a flower bed. It really is a butterfly magnet. Not only have I seen Monarch butterflies attracted to it but other varieties of butterflies too. I also have other varieties of Milkweed but the butterflies don't seem to be as attracted to them as they are to the common variety.


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RE: planting milkweed seeds for monarch butterflys

They come up in my vegetable garden every year so I'm lucky. I let a dozen live scattered amongst the plants. It drives my husband batty but I love the smell of them and love the monarchs.

Last year I saw the prettiest thing. I was crouched down weeding and perched on one of the milkweeds big leaves was a baby tree frog. It was beautiful:)


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