Fall is a Great Time to Plant for Butterflies Next Summer
Like most perennial plants, milkweeds (Asclepius incarnata) like being planted in the fall. The cooler and damper days make it easier for them to acclimate and if you plant soon they can establish well before the winter comes.
Milkweeds are an essential part of the diet for Monarch butterflies – the caterpillars MUST eat it in order to survive. The plant is attractive with beautiful pink and white flowers that will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your home!
Monarch butterfly populations are down by 90 percent due to habitat loss and the use of pesticides and herbicides! You can help restore the Monarchs by planting milkweeds in your pesticide and herbicide-free yard.
You can purchase milkweed through here at cost for $2.00 per plug or make a donation and purchase a plug for $5.00. The plugs grow quickly and are very low maintenance.