Swamp Milkweed Seeds

$4.00

Swamp Milkweeds are crucial to Monarch butterflies’ lifecycle, but all pollinators benefit from these unique perennials. Ridiculously easy to grow and maintain.

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Make a positive impact on your garden and local ecosystem by buying swamp milkweed seeds and planting them for pollinators!

Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies – all pollinators love milkweed blooms. Their blooms last a good month in the heart of the summer, providing a long-lived nutrition source for our pollinator friends.

I achieved nearly 100% germination with these seeds early spring, 2023. They are ridiculously easy to grow. They need zero maintenance during the summer, but would certainly appreciate some balanced fertilizer once a year. I’ve also had zero pests or fungal problems with these milkweeds for the 4+ years they’ve been in my garden. The images shown are the mother plants all these seeds come from.

Here’s why you should consider growing them:

Features of Swamp Milkweed:

🌸 Vibrant Blooms: Our Swamp Milkweed seeds yield clusters of eye-catching pink to mauve flowers that add a pop of color to your garden.

🌸 Crucial for Monarchs: Swamp Milkweed is a critical host plant for Monarch butterflies, supporting their life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly.

🌸 Attracts Pollinators: These blooms are a magnet for a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, contributing to a thriving ecosystem.

Why You Should Grow Them:

🌼 Eco-Friendly Gardening: By planting Swamp Milkweed, you’re contributing to the preservation of essential pollinators and supporting a healthy local ecosystem.

🌼 Low Maintenance: Swamp Milkweed is easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for both experienced gardeners and those new to gardening.

🌼 Educational Opportunity: If you have children or are passionate about environmental education, Swamp Milkweed provides an excellent opportunity to teach about the importance of native plants and pollinators.

Ease of Flowering:

🌱 Native Beauty: Swamp Milkweed is a native perennial, perfectly suited to local growing conditions, ensuring a successful and sustainable garden.

🌱 Full Instructions: I’ll provide you with detailed growing instructions to ensure your Swamp Milkweed thrives.

Each packet contains approximately 30 seeds.

buy swamp milkweed seeds for seedlings like these
Some of my swamp milkweed seedlings from spring 2023

 

You can grow these beauties in two ways:
1. To get a jump start on having milkweeds growing strong in your garden next year, place these seeds in an airtight container (NOT the paper packets they come in!) in the refrigerator for at least 30 days. This simulates ‘winter’ and will prepare the seeds for growing soon in the spring.
2. These seeds can also be directly sown in your garden in the fall, to have them growing as soon as Spring returns!

Download the growing milkweed seeds brochure (PDF) here.

Each seed packet contains about 30 seeds.

Note: I harvested these particular seeds Thursday, 9/14/23.

About My seeds:
• Non-GMO seeds
• Nurtured in the Pacific Northwest, USA
• Open-pollinated, untreated
• All my seeds are Proven Growers: I grow them myself first to ensure viability
• Growing instructions included
• Kraft paper packets – no plastic baggies!
• Small, home-based grower and passionate gardener, like you!

Additional information

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Growing Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Blooming Time

summer

Height

Very Tall (Over 48")

Flower Color

pink, white

Longevity

perennial

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