Three milkweed seed packets: Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, and Butterfly Milkweed seeds produce striking, long lived perennials for your butterfly garden and will cover 100- 200 sq ft. total. Milkweeds are like the nursery for the monarch lifecycle. The milkweed seed packet trio is a whole garden of this important butterfly plant. The three milkweed seed packets we selected are native over much of north America, they are easy to start and should be sown where you intent to grown them, or transplanted while very young. This is because they have deep tap roots and they grow quickly once germinated, so choose a nice garden spot.or deep container. Milkweed seed is the cheapest, best and fastest way to establish milkweeds. Full sun (6 hours minimum) and good airflow (think prairie) are best for cultivation. When you plant seeds for monarchs is using small quantities it yields great resources for the mighty monarch. Do your part and share your milkweed seeds with your neighbors. Or get a monarch/milkweed project started and get all your kids and gardeners finding places to plant these seeds.
Science fact: All Asclepias (a milkweed genus) are host plants for the monarch eggs and then food for their caterpillars. The monarchs ONLY lay their eggs on Milkweed plants. All varieties of butterflies need flowers for nectar and gardening has a big impact on these diverse pollinators. But monarchs need them to reproduce! The monarch butterfly must lay its eggs on a plant in the milkweed family, Asclepiadoideae. because it’s the only plant family monarch caterpillars eat.