Growing Milkweed

January 25, 2018

Growing Milkweed

All About Milkweed!

Milkweed is essential for the Monarch Butterfly's survival and is also beneficial for many other pollinators like the honey bee. Monarchs seek out Milkweed to lay their eggs on because they know caterpillars need Milkweed to eat to survive.

Milkweed grows tall with big round dusty purple flower head which attract many pollinators. Read this post for more flowers to attract butterflies!

Milkweed is an excellent perennial to add to your garden for: 

  • essential for Monarch Butterfly
  • attracting pollinators and beneficial bugs
  • great for a wildflower garden

ZONE | Zones 3 to 9
TYPE | Perennial
HEIGHT | up to 36"
LIGHT | Prefers full sun
GERMINATION | 20-30 days
DIRECT SOW | Plant about 1/8" deep about 2" apart
START INDOORS | Requires Cold Stratification 6 weeks before the last frost date in your zone.

To order Common Milkweed seed hand harvested from our Urban Homestead, Visit our Etsy Shop!

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