Milkweed Highlights

Milkweed happiness! We grew several species of milkweed from seed in our Greenhouse this year and they are ready to attract an array of insects to your garden. These plants are incredibly supportive of native pollinators, and most notably serve as the host plant for monarch butterfly larvae. We have a limited supply, so buy before the caterpillars eat them up! Click on the scientific name (underlined) to visit the plants product page.

Asclepias incarnata, otherwise known as Swamp Milkweed, is a clump-forming perennial that is typically found in swamps, river bottomlands, and wet meadows. This milkweed prefers full sun. 

Asclepias syriaca, also called Common Milkweed, is a drought-tolerant perennial once it gets established. It is easy to grow from seed and will self-seed. 

Asclepias tuberosa, Butterflyweed is one of the shorter milkweeds. It has orange flowers, thrives in full sun, and is drought-tolerant once established.

Asclepias verticillata, or Whorled Milkweed is an upright perennial that grows 2-5’ tall. It is native to glades, dry prairies, and dry slopes. This milkweed is also drought tolerant once established. It tolerates full sun to part shade.