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Organic Milkweed
Organic Milkweed
Organic Milkweed


 
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Milkweed is a native perennial that thrives in full sun or partial shade and is effortless to enjoy for years once established. Our fields are surrounded by milkweed that smell of honey when they blossom, attracting countless butterflies and beneficial insects to their sticky sweet flower clusters the color of rose.

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Organic Milkweed Each year we gratefully lose count of the many gorgeous Monarch butterflies that grace our farm. Our fields are surrounded by milkweed that smell of honey when they blossom, attracting countless butterflies and beneficial insects to their sticky sweet flower clusters the color of rose. Each fall we hand harvest their seeds from their 4 foot stalks and are grateful to share them with you! Milkweed is a native perennial that thrives in full sun or partial shade and is effortless to enjoy for years once established.

Many of the flowers we grow attract and feed Monarchs, as well. Their favorites on our farm include zinnia, echinacea (purple cone flower), sunflower, calendula, scabiosa and marigold.

Milkweed Growing Instructions:
It's important and easy to ‘cold stratify’ your milkweed seeds for full germination. To cold stratify your seeds, simply place them in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel in the fridge four weeks before you to sow them inside. Make sure they have plenty of light to grow straight seedlings; if they bend toward the light even a little, consider supplementing with lights. Transplant your four week old seedlings after last frost, at the same time as you plant your tomatoes. Milkweed is a perennial that can often become a nuisance weed in gardens, so transplant your seedlings in open soil outside your garden. Milkweed thrives in full as well as partial sun and be sure to plant it in a place you will easily enjoy seeing the grateful Monarchs. Milkweed will spread slowly on its own but feel free to harvest its seeds in fall to grow your sanctuary for the following season.

Grown by Fruition Seeds in Naples, New York

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