Hello Jim, I like your prairie enthusiasm! I’m truly buying up a few sullivantii plants at a plant sale this period so I’m officially on board in 2015. Such as you, I've about sixteen varieties of milkweed but ours are each indigenous and non-native…the Minnesota monarchs rely on them all!
I’m nonetheless accumulating reviews from gardeners on this assortment so test a patch or combine some in using your frequent butterfly weed and watch to check out how this wide variety steps up in the butterfly back garden.
Just lately i bought a heartleaf milkweed plant as well as plant is leaning on the ground as well as leaves are turning black. Must i tie it into a stick so it'll mature up? Also i was rising pallid milkweed seeds exterior in a very container in addition to a gust of wind blew the seeds someplace within the lawn.
I’m attempting to come across tall, rapidly growing plants to plant along my fence traces to aid block poisons from blowing into my lawn. Most likely a line of bamboo. It is rather disheartening to watch them die day right after day just after working day…… I have only one that built it to an entire chrysalis. I’ll be curious to discover if it causes it to be to the butterfly stage even though.
Properly this is a big lesson for me. I'll just hold out until finally my very own supply (from my very own pesticide totally free milkweed) is bulked up adequate to offer for cats.
good day all over again, its madison, i am pondering shopping for either spider milkweed or redring milkweed, they both seem gorgeous but i want them largely for elevating my monarchs, her explanation which a single is better for increasing the cats ( and eggs ) or which a person appeals to additional monarch mothers to put their eggs on? make sure you and thank you, and as generally, content gardening!
I reside in Houston, TX. I’ve been observing a couple of Monarch’s in my gardens regularly for months. I've Tropical Milkweed in my backyard (none of the other indigenous seed versions sprouted this calendar year). Even though the milkweed is lankyl instead of pretty bushy, the Monarchs are laying eggs there. I’ve introduced in about 20 caterpillars over the past two weeks and place them while in the butterfly castles. I normally have actually good luck raising them, but this yr anything is very wrong. All but 2 of these have died. The caterpillars search great Whilst they’ve been performing a bit lethargic.
This passionate butterfly gardener delivers a number of milkweed seeds and plants that should provide property a bounty of butterflies.
I could not get any seed pods since the winds blew them away. I Minimize the existing plants all the way down to about twelve inches and I can get some extra however, if I plant much more then I’m going to have extra Monarch’s laying eggs. What do I do to stop this? Do I mature the milkweed on my screen in patio and regularly rotate those that happen to be outdoors?
hello! im new to this website along with new to increasing monarchs, i want to start out a monarch butterfly “nursery” backyard wherever ( with any luck , ) monarchs will need to lay their eggs.
Many thanks once again Tony in your fantastic do the job in serving to maintain one among God’s established miracles and for enabling me to share my “story”.
Hello Marie, I have not heard about monarchs having plumeria leaves, but I did uncover this exciting thread:
You could possibly try asclepias tuberosa and its “hi there yellow” cultivar. I might check with other gardeners or nearby nurseries that have 1st hand increasing encounter inside your location to view the things they propose…excellent luck!
2nd, Placing all of your eggs into the teensy tiny basket of Acknowledged controls for Recognized problems, that you are assuming that we presently know every little thing There is certainly to know about how non-natives will behave if they escape your yard. That’s hubris in the extreme, and if you question this, be sure to take The Reader Think Check …..