Monarch Butterfly Seed Mix
In early 2021, the Monarch butterfly officially became labeled an endangered species. Those of us on the conservation circuit had already been paying attention to the Monarch’s plight for a while. Monarchs need Milkweed to complete their lifecycle: Milkweed serves as the hostplant for Monarch caterpillars. The adult butterflies also need some nectar flowers to eat, especially during the migration season. This seed mix has both types of native plants, Milkweed hostplant and other native nectar flowers. This will create a Monarch breeding space AND a migration waystation. If your goal was to register your property with Monarch Watch? Now you can. This seed mix has all the requirements met.
Creating a Monarch butterfly garden from seed is a good way to support the butterfly and do conservation work on your property. If you’re patient, growing perennials from seed is a great option. Would you rather have our landscaping crew design and build your Monarch butterfly garden for you? Fill out our customer intake form to get on our projects list.
Seed will vary be availability, may include:
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
(Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)) -Let us know when you check out if you want Goldenrod included. It’s a wonderful nectar plant for migrating Monarchs. It has an assertive habit and doesn’t work in every garden space.
Tall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)
NY Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)