Milkweed and Nectar Flower plants for sale May thru Sept. 2022. Summer Hours W., Th., Sat., Sunday 8:00 AM -6:00 PM Milkweed 4 Monarchs in Elizabethtown PA. THE FOLLOWING NOTICE ABOUT MILKWEEDS TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS WAS SHARED BY TWO FRIENDS, MEGAN FROM PRIDES CROSSING AND CHERYL MCKEOUGH FROM: Sandy Robinson, President, National Garden Clubs, Inc. SUBJECT: Milkweed It has been brought to my attention that some "Big Stores" have been selling milkweed plants that have been treated with systemic Neonicotinoids. This will kill caterpillars!… True-blue flowers are rare and these aquamarine gems will sparkle in the garden. Flower buds and older flowers are lavender, adding extra flair. Blue milkweed, also known as star of Argentine and southern star, draws in pollinators to its sweetly scented flowers, but unlike other milkweeds, it is not considered critical for monarch caterpillars. This cutting flower adds the perfect something blue to floral arrangements. Perennial in USDA zones 10–11; otherwise grown as an annual. In areas where perennial plants are vining shrubs, they may reach 10′ over time. Sap is toxic; avoid eye/skin contact and do not ingest. Deer resistant.
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Can you mail a common milkweed potted plant to Tennessee? I have a potted milkweed plant that I have kept inside for several weeks because I wanted to use it as a house plant. Low and behold a caterpillar has appeared on it.My plant dosen’t look that healthy (not many leaves). What should I do? I have never done this.Help
First, congratulations on your baby caterpillar. The do appear unexpectedly. I’m sorry this is causing you stress.
I don’t ship plant and the plants I am selling are seedlings and wouldn’t provide much food. A couple suggestions though for getting your hands on milkweed, see if anyone in your neighborhood or nearby has milkweed. They could “adopt” the caterpillar or give you leaves to feed until it pupates. Or if you’ve ever seen any Common milkweed growing along the roadside or hiking trails you can take a leaf as needed. Many plant nurseries sell milkweed as do Home Depot and Lowe’s, just make sure to ask if they are sprayed with anything that would hurt the caterpillar. There’s even a company that mails out milkweed leaves called Milkweed Hotline. You are going to be a great caterpillar Mom. I wish you all the best on your milkweed search. Cindy
Looking for the Redring milkweed seeds.Hard to find anywhere in the country.we live in southwest Florida, and with the other types of milkweed plants we grow there are lots of butterflies around are place.
You are right, the Redring are a harder seed to find. I have a patch growing but I still don’t know how many flowers I’ll get this year or if they will be pollinated. My suggestion is to sign up for “In Stock” alerts and when I have them ready for sale you will get an email. Here’s the Redring listing. https://www.milkweed4monarchs.org/product/25-redring-milkweed-seeds-asclepias-variegata/ Thank you for helping the Monarchs. Cindy
thank you for getting back to me. you are open wednesday? I could stop by then. I am in Londonderry township ( Middletown).
what type of payment do you require?
Yes, I’m open Wed from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. I accept cash, check or credit cards.
See you Wed.
Will you have milkweed available on June 8, like posted??
Hi Lori, Yes, there will be some available on Wed. and more in another 2-3 weeks. You can sign up for “In Stock Alerts” for the species that you are interested in. Have a great day, Cindy
PLEASE DON’T PURCHASE POISONED MILKWEED PLANTS FROM BIG BOX STORES!
It has been brought to my attention that some “Big Stores” have been selling milkweed plants that have been treated with systemic Neonicotinoids. This will kill caterpillars! Please, be aware and be on the lookout for these tags placed in plants. Please pass this information along to your garden club members!
Garden Club member Mary Writes, I purchased a Milkweed plant from Home Depot near my home and it wasn’t until I got home that I noticed the little information stick hidden behind the identification information that the plant had been treated with systemic Neonicotinoids. The container boasted how desirable the plant is for birds and butterflies. Yesterday I went to a different Home Depot and they had just put out an entire rolling cart of these plants, maybe about 100, all poisoned. I contacted the store manager and told him that it is the same as giving poison candy to kids on Halloween. This is THE host plant for the Monarch. My club, Shady Oaks and our junior club, Little Shadows have worked so hard to establish a Monarch Waystation and to educate people on the decline of the Monarch. I hate to think of the millions of poison Milkweed being distributed nationwide by Home Depot.
The container says distributed by Home Depot, 2455 Paces Ferry Rd N. W., Atlanta , Georgia.
I contacted the LSU Ag Agent for New Orleans, Dr Joe Willis. He said the Neonicotinoids will dilute as the plants grow but that only a very small amount will kill the larva of the Monarch. He is contacting the Master Gardeners of the area. I contacted the newsletters of garden clubs to ask that they send a notice to members. I contacted a local GOA club and the president said she would inform her members. I contacted our LGCF President and our Environmental School Chairman with the information.
We need a notice to Home Depot from a national source.
I contacted the Monarch Watch organization www.MonarchWatch.org/waystations at the University of Kansas (1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045) .
It needs to be sent soon as these plants are being sold now to well meaning people who are wanting to help the Monarch and not kill them. I hate to think of the billions of plants being sold nationwide and how that will cancel the efforts of so many to stop the demise of the Monarch. Could you please help?
GMG Readers, Wednesday I am planning to check to see if our local Home Depots are also selling milkweeds with pesticide. I don’t purchase plants from Home Depot as they are generally of a much poorer quality, however I have in a pinch.
Milkweed can be purchased from these local sources:
Plant Dimensions: 28″ when grown as an annual. In areas where plants are perennial they become a vining shrub, growing to 10′ over time.
Variety Information: Aquamarine flowers approximately ½”–1″ wide which fade to purple as they age
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Fall for spring germination.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 21 – 28 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 to 3 seeds every 12″ – 24″
Thinning: When seedlings have 3 sets of leaves, thin to one every 12″ – 24″
Special Care: Light aids germination; press seed into soil surface.
Tweedia Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds Reviews
Tried these seeds
I bought a pack of seeds these are more than others and they are not coming up, I have 1 out of all of them that’s trying to grow. I bought about 10 packs of seeds most are not doing anything! The ironic thing is the moon flowers and trumpet vines are growing and quickly! Supposedly these were the hard ones to grow, so not sure but at $45 for seeds for what I bought I won’t do it again! I will go to Walmart Home Depot etc! I bought these seeds thinking for surely this will work and be beautiful! The tweedia seeds 4 59 a pack so I’m disappointed
Owner Response: Hi Jenese, We are sorry you haven’t seen great germination with these seeds. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help. Some tips from the packet that you might find helpful are that seeds should just be pressed into the soil or media surface as light aids germination. Because seeds are sown so shallowly watering several times a day might be required to keep seeds and the soil around them moist. Also, these seeds naturally take about a month to germinate so patience is also required along with request watering. Quality is very important to us. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. We hope these tips will help you realize that same great germination! Happy gardening!
I only planted 4 seeds (after soaking seeds in water for 5 days to kick start germination ) and I got a lovely full hanging basket full of blue flowers. Small butterflies and bumblebees love it.