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NEW MILKWEED ORDERS CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED- Check back in early MAY.

March 11th 2015 Update: Due to a very high demand, new orders for Milkweed have outpaced our production capacity.

At this point we are more than one month behind the last orders we have accepted. We thank you for your response to the continued news about the need for Milkweed for the Monarchs and we hope to catch up by the end of April and again have a fresh supply of Milkweed ready to ship. Please know that we are making every effort to grow top quality plants as quickly as possible. We still have MILKWEED SEEDS and hope you get some to start while you wait and if you are unable to find the pre-grown plants at other local nurseries. Thank you for your patience. LMF Staff

 

Living Plants Milkweed = Monarchs     A simple equation!

Milkweed Plants (arrive ready for you to plant)

Most peat pots will have TWO STEMS = TWO PLANTS to cut down on weight and the cost of postage. See picture... the right peat pot has two plants. You do not have to separate, they like growing together. Example: you order 10 plants and get 6 peat pots with 11 stems, that is 11 plants in 6 peat pots- always count your stems.

Get a 45 day jump start on seeds by buying Rooted milkweed cuttings as pictured to the right. Asclepais curassavica: red , yellow and orange flowers. These are not quite large enough to feed a caterpillar, but will grow quickly and attract Monarchs to your garden. Type quantity below. Milkweed prefers full sun with light fertilizer for fastest growth. You can always order caterpillars later when your garden is full of milkweed plants. You can never have too many! One Monarch can lay 600 eggs.
 

We include extras in larger orders for free! These plants will be large enough to keep pace with a hungry growing caterpillar within a few weeks of new growth time! Please plan ahead so you do not have starving caterpillars. We ship perfect pesticide free Milkweed plants like these pictured...however lack of light during 3-4 day shipment will result in some yellow or dead leaves. 99% of the time even sad looking plants recover fast and will grow into a beautiful milkweed food source for your fluttering friends.
We no not use any pesticides, only beneficial bugs to keep pests in check - while we wash and carefully inspect every plant before we ship - if you see some orange dots on your plants, these are oleander aphids, you can squish them or soak your plants in water for 5 minutes to drown them...Soapy water will suffocate any pests on your plants...wash off residue.

During extreme weather express shipping may be necessary to keep plants alive and is highly reccomened for all larger orders. We typically ship orders of 20 or more by Priority mail but do not guarantee their typical delivery times of 2-5 business days.

Extra Notes: Asclepais curassavica is the only type we grow for sale. It is a southern variety that is favored by profesional breeders and Monarchs throughout North America, it grows fast but will not survive a hard freeze. Save the thousand seeds it can easily produce and you are set for next year with plenty to share. It is a great choice, but if you want cold hardy plants we have Speciosa seeds for northern climates. There are many types of milkweed but few sources for seeds and plants for most. Support your local nurseries and ask them to carry local varieties of Milkweed- Pesticide free !

MILKWEED GROWING INSTRUCTIONS & SAFETY




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