This Map is a basic guideline for Milkweed regions as are the other maps on our site. The changing climate is affecting plant success in all areas. No map is perfect and we hope to update to a zip code based system in 2023 to better optimize choices. We welcome feedback and hope to better incorporate the newer research provided by respected researchers. Without adding a note with your choice of seed, our Staff will probably choose what is pictured or may be needed in the region. We apologize if seed packages were not fully marked in our rush to clear the backlog.
|TUB||Tuberosa||Butterfly Milkweed - fewer seeds sent|
|FAC||Fascicularis||Narrow Leaved Milkweed - fewer seeds|
|S||Curassavica||Tropical Milkweed - by request only|
Hello and thank you for your interest in our 20+ YEAR ongoing Seed campaign.
From Time to time we have other varieties of rarer Milkweeds but must rely on what we collect, are given or can purchase. We work directly with several pickers that actually collect the seeds and we have been a very low cost supplier for many years. With great demand and many more sellers comes higher prices and while we would love to be able to offer hyper specific rare milkweed we tend to stick to Monarch Favorites that are easier to grow and more available. It has not escaped our notice that Fascicularis is being sold for 40 cents per seed by others. And another "Free seed" program we inspired asks for a $5 payment for "free" seeds. As our costs go up our ability to provide certain varieties and quantity of available materials may go down, we hope you become a local resource and share your seeds. We are happy to have been able to share so much for so long.
The format of this campaign will change in 2023 to better control the level of work for our limited staff and ensure the wait times are reasonable. We really care about getting you the best seeds we can. Without pre planning and having seeds on hand and extra staff we struggled to get the avalanche of mail processed and back out quickly. Our normal extra information sheets were not available for many and we hope to be better prepared for the next wave of interest. Please check back with our site to check on the new requirements to get Free seeds in 2023 before you send in an envelope. Thank you for your participation.
Live Monarch will send 15+ Butterfly Garden seeds including Milkweed and growing instructions FOR FREE even if you can not afford a contribution. This program was started for schools and broke folks that wanted to help our Mission and could use some smiles. Just mail us a self addressed stamped return envelope, one per household. A save the Monarch contribution is greatly appreciated to help offset the cost of the many seeds we give away, personally plant and plants we provide to schools and share with others by others that can afford to share in the cost. Please know any small contribution helps keep this campaign going. Thank you!
Some tips for success with this mail in program, and some common mistakes:
Want a little more information? Click this link https://www.livemonarch.com/extra
Hey, you made it all the way down here to the bottom of the page. Here is some extra information...We know Alaska has No Native Milkweed and other regions on this map are subject to variation too. This is just a quick guideline Map and we hope you take our advice and do some more research so you can request the type of seed that will do the best for you and your community of fluttering friends. Thanks again for taking the effort to learn and make good choices!