Milkweed Collection
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Milkweed Collection 6 Seed Packets

$21.00



NEW! Makes a great gift! Support of Monarchs and awareness of their unique connection with Milkweed is on the rise since they were listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Monarch numbers plummeted due to habitat loss and environmental stress. Milkweeds are the ONLY host plants for the Monarch butterfly; the only place they lay their eggs and the sole food source for hungry caterpillars. This iconic butterfly species exhibits one of the most impressive migrations on earth: a multi-generational voyage that spans nearly the entire width of the North American continent. Boost Monarch populations by planting Milkweed in every garden across the country! A Seed Packet Collection is packaged in a stylish 6.75” x 4.5”, resealable, paper envelope with illustrated depictions of the 6 species inside; beautiful enough to frame! 

The Milkweed Collection includes 6 species, 1 seed packet of each:
  • Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) - 30 seeds
  • Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) - 100 seeds
  • Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) - 150 seeds
  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) - 100 seeds
  • Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) - 100 seeds
  • Spider Milkweed (Asclepias viridis) - 30 seeds
Also check out our other Seed Packet Collections!

Planting suggestions:
The sun and soil needs of each Milkweed in this Seed Packet Collection vary; they are not meant to be planted together. Surface sow outdoors on weed-free sites late fall. Expect first blooms in year 2 or 3. 
For more information and seed starting instruction, check the back of individual species packets or visit our blog, How-to-Germinate-Native-Seeds

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The sun and soil needs of each Milkweed in this collection vary; they are not meant to be planted together. Surface sow outdoors on weed-free sites late fall. Expect first blooms in year 2 or 3.

For more information and seed starting instruction, check the back of individual species packets or visit or blog, How-to-Germinate-Native-Seeds
*PLEASE NOTE: we are a mail order nursery and have no retail facilities, but you may pick up your order if prior arrangements are made. Pick up orders are subject to **MN Sales Tax.

Shipping & Handling Charges:
SEED $100.00 and under: $5.00
Retail SEED orders over $100.00 ship free! Custom seed mixes or wholesale seed sales over $100, add 5% of the total seed cost
(for orders over $1,000 a package signature may be required)

BARE ROOT and POTTED PLANTS $50.00 and under: $9.00
over $50.00: 18% of the total plant cost. (For orders over $1,000 a package signature may be required.)

TOOLS and BOOKS have the shipping fee included in the cost of the product (within the contiguous US).

**We are required to collect state sales tax in certain states. Your state's eligibility and % will be calculated at checkout. MN State Sales Tax of 7.375% is applied for orders picked up at our MN location. Shipping & handling charges are also subject to the sales tax.

Shipping Season:

SEED, TOOLS and BOOKS are sent year-round. Most orders ship within a day or two upon receipt.

BARE ROOT PLANTS are shipped during optimal transplanting time: Spring (April-May) and Fall (Oct). Some ephemeral species are also available for summer shipping. Since our plants are field-grown, Nature sets the schedule each year as to when our season will begin and end. We fill all orders, on a first-come, first-serve basis, to the best of our ability depending on weather conditions beyond our control.

POTTED PLANTS (Trays of 32/38/50 plugs and 3-packs) typically begin shipping early May and go into June; shipping time is heavily dependent on all the species in your order being well-rooted. If winter-spring greenhouse growing conditions are favorable and all species are well-rooted at once, then we ship by order date (first come, first serve).  We are a Midwest greenhouse, and due to the challenges of getting all the species in the Mix & Match and Pre-Designed Garden Kits transit-ready at the same time, we typically can't ship before early May.  Earlier shipment requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

*We are unable to ship PLANTS (bare root or potted) outside the contiguous US or to CALIFORNIA due to regulations.

Delivery:

We ship using USPS, UPS and Spee Dee. UPS and Spee Dee are often used for expediting plant orders; they will not deliver to Post Office Box numbers, so please also include your street address if ordering plants. We send tracking numbers to your email address so please include it when you order.

FOR MORE DETAILED SHIPPING INFORMATION, INCLUDING CANADA SHIPPING RATES (SEED ONLY), PLEASE SEE 'SHIPPING' AT THE FOOTER OF THIS WEBSITE.

iDetails

Sun Exposure
Full, Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height
1-5'
Bloom Time
May, June, July, August, September
Bloom Color
Orange, Green, Pink, White
Advantages
Pollinator Favorite: butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, beetles Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home landscaping
USDA Zones
5-7
Catalog Number
MILKWEED-C