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Milkweeds: Lifeblood for the Diminishing Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies cannot survive without milkweed – it is the only source of food for their larvae (caterpillars).  Monarch females lay their eggs solely upon milkweeds, and the larvae eat the plants. This makes them specialist herbivores, which means there is no other option available to them.  When monarch larvae feed on milkweed, they sequester toxins within their […]

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Bird and Butterfly Grow Wild Seed Mix

The Grow Wild Seed Mix for birds and butterflies contains annuals and perennials for creating a permanent, backyard habitat to attract your favorite winged wildlife. Flowers in this mix will provide colorful blooms all season long as well as nectar and seed for songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Buy 10 or more Grow Wild products and receive a FREE countertop display.

The compact, corrugate display is included with your purchase of 10+ Grow Wild products so you can sort your selections as you choose. Enter “include countertop display” within the order notes on the payment page for the display to ship with your order.

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Plan Now for Your 2018 Monarch Butterfly Garden

The Monarch Butterfly is probably one of the most recognizable butterflies in North America.  It is in trouble! Monarch populations have been declining for a number of years. The loss of food (nectar) plants and milkweeds has been indicated as a major contributor to these declines. By growing nectar sources and milkweeds, which are host plants for […]

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Bird and Butterfly Seed Mixture

The Bird and Butterfly Mixture contains annuals and perennials for creating a permanent, backyard habitat to attract your favorite winged wildlife. Flowers in this mix will provide colorful blooms all season long as well as nectar and seed for songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies.

8 ounces or more may be purchased at the pound price.

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Monarch Butterfly Garden Seed Mixture

Monarch populations have been in decline for a number of years, and the loss of nectar sources and milkweeds has been indicated as a major contributor to these declines.  This mixture is composed of native wildflowers, garden flowers and milkweeds which supply nectar sources for adult monarchs.  Milkweeds are utilized for egg-laying and provide food to monarch caterpillars.  This mixture is appropriate for home gardens, commercial landscaping, golf courses and other maintained sites.

8 ounces or more may be purchased at the pound price.

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Butterfly Flower Seed Mixture

The Butterfly Mixture contains annual and perennial flowers that will provide nectar to many species of butterflies, including brushfoots, monarchs, skippers, sulphurs and swallowtails. Some of these plants will also provide food for butterfly larvae.

8 ounces or more may be purchased at the pound price.

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Milkweed, Butterfly

Butterfly Milkweed is native to the central and eastern United States and is found in moderate to drier sites. Plants grow to 30 inches tall and have clusters of dark orange to reddish flowers. Butterfly milkweed is very adaptable and non-aggressive, which makes it ideal for home garden use. The plants are host to monarch butterflies and provide nectar to honey bees, wild bees and other pollinators.

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Help Save the Monarch Butterfly!

The beautiful orange and black Monarch butterfly is one of the best known threatened butterfly species in North America. According to some of the latest surveys over 90% of the population has disappeared in the last decade mostly due to loss of habitat. Sprawling urban developments and intensive farming techniques mean fewer uncultivated margins where […]

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Help The Monarch Butterfly

Most people have heard that the monarch butterfly is in trouble.  Numerous reports have indicated that their numbers have declined by over 95% in the U.S.  The loss of habitat has been the main issue.  All habitat sites used for breeding, migrating and overwintering have been impacted.  The loss of milkweed in these habitats, a […]

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Celebrating Pollinator Month with Seed Mixes for Pollinators

Flowers Seeds for Bees and Butterflies June is Pollinator Month and gardens are buzzing with excitement for the first blooms of the season. Keep your local pollinators fed and happy all season long with specially formulated flower seed mixes for blooms in early, mid, and late season from Applewood Seed Company.