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Milkweed Seed Kit

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Beetles, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s): Orange, Yellow, Red
  • Height:  1‐2.5 ft.
  • Sun:  Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil:  Dry, Moist, Well‐Drained

    

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Beetles
  • Bloom Color(s):  Purple
  • Height:  2‐6.5 ft.
  • Sun:  Full
  • Soil:  Dry, Moist

   

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

  • Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Butterflies Bloom
  • Color(s): Pink, Purple
  • Height: 3‐6 ft.
  • Sun: Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil: Moist  

Monarch Waystation Seed Kit - Standard 

(for areas east of the Rocky Mountains)

MILKWEED 
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) 

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Beetles, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s): Orange, Yellow, Red
  • Height:  1‐2.5 ft.
  • Sun:  Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil:  Dry, Moist, Well‐Drained

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Beetles
  • Bloom Color(s):  Purple
  • Height:  2‐6.5 ft.
  • Sun:  Full
  • Soil:  Dry, Moist

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) 

  • Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Butterflies Bloom
  • Color(s): Pink, Purple
  • Height: 3‐6 ft.
  • Sun: Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil: Moist  

   

GENERAL NECTAR PLANTS
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)

  • Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies
  • Bloom Color(s): Yellow, Orange, Red
  • Height: 0.5-2 ft.
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Soil: Dry, Well Drained

  
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

  • Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
  • Bloom Color(s):  Pink, Purple
  • Height:  2‐4 ft.
  • Sun:  Sun
  • Soil:  Dry, Moist

  
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

  • Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Moths
  • Bloom Color(s):  Pink, Purple
  • Height:  4‐7 ft.
  • Sun:  Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil:  Moist

  
Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea)

  • Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s):  Red, Pink, White
  • Height: 1-3 ft. 
  • Sun: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
  • Soil: Moist or Dry

  
Tithonia Torch, Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia)

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s): Orange, Red
  • Height: 3-6 Ft
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Soil: Dry – Medium Moisture

  
Zinnia, Dahlia Mix (Zinnia elegans)

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s):  Multiple Bright Colors
  • Height:  2+ ft.
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Soil: Well Drained

   

   

Monarch Waystation Seed Kit - Western 

(for areas west of the Rocky Mountains)

MILKWEED 
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) 

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Beetles, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s): Orange, Yellow, Red
  • Height:  1‐2.5 ft.
  • Sun:  Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil:  Dry, Moist, Well Drained

   

Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) 

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees
  • Bloom Color(s):  Pink, White
  • Height: 3 ft.
  • Sun: Sun
  • Soil: Dry, Moist

   

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) 

  • Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s): Pink, White, Purple
  • Height:  5 ft.
  • Sun: Full or Almost Full Sun
  • Soil: Dry, Moist

    

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) 

  • Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Butterflies 
  • Bloom Color(s): Pink, Purple
  • Height: 3‐6 ft.
  • Sun: Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil: Moist  

    

   
GENERAL NECTAR PLANTS
Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea)

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
  • Bloom Color(s):  Blue, Purple
  • Height: 2-3 ft. 
  • Sun: Sun
  • Soil: Moist

  
Chia (Salvia columbariae)

  • Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies
  • Bloom Color(s): Blue, Burgundy, Purple
  • Height: 0.5-3 ft. 
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Soil: Well Drained

  
Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea)

  • Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s):  Red, Pink, White
  • Height: 1-3 ft. 
  • Sun: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
  • Soil: Moist or Dry

  
Tithonia Torch, Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia)

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s): Red, Orange
  • Height: 3-6 Ft
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Soil: Dry – Medium Moisture

  
Zinnia, Dahlia Mix (Zinnia elegans) 

  • Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
  • Bloom Color(s):  Multiple Bright Colors
  • Height:  2+ ft.
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Soil: Well Drained