Milkweed provides the Monarch butterfly with the only larval host its caterpillars can feed on. Mama Monarchs only lay their eggs on Milkweed… no other plant will do. The relationship between Monarchs and Milkweed is so vital it’s no wonder the leading cause for the decline of the Monarch butterfly population is due to habitat loss. No Milkweed… No Monarchs… it’s that simple.
For decades, Americans have been removing native vegetation as we create places to live, farm, and build our country. Unfortunately, Milkweed has been removed from much of these developed spaces and has not been replanted. But, there is hope… each of us can help the Monarch butterfly! By deciding to make room for Milkweed to grow and have a home in our outdoor spaces, we welcome this truly amazing butterfly and provide more food for baby Monarchs. In return, the Monarch shares with us its beauty and brilliant life cycle. More Milkweed… More Monarchs… it’s that simple!
We are a small grower, in Olathe, Kansas, with a passion to grow different types of Milkweeds and help provide plants so others can also add more habitat for Monarchs in their gardens and landscapes. For information on the Milkweeds we are growing, and when they’ll be available, please check out the links below. If you would like help in choosing the right Milkweeds for your outdoor spaces, and/or would like more information on how to purchase plants, please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to reach out!
Milkweed for Monarchs – Plant Information
Milkweed for Monarchs – Spring ’22 Availability
Top picture – A Monarch butterfly feeding on a Purple Milkweed – Asclepias purpurascens flower in our backyard.