Sustain the Migration Kit
Item #: 7082
Category: Native Seed Mixes
Habit: Annual & Perennial
Planting Rates: 50 sq. ft.
1 kit - $37 Unwrapped
1 kit - $43 Gift Wrapped
|| dry, medium
THIS INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED KIT INCLUDES:
Antelope Horns (10 seeds)
Green Milkweed (10 seeds)
Butterfly Weed (10 seeds)
Showy Milkweed (10 seeds)
Swamp Milkweed (10 seeds)
Planting Instructions from our farm
Horticultural Vermiculite for cold-stratification to enhance vigorous seed germination
Monarch butterflies are famous for their epoch migrations spanning the lifetime of 4-generations, traveling from one overwintering region in Mexico... to Canada and back. No single individual makes the entire trip. Along the way, when timing is right, female monarchs lay their eggs onto native milkweeds that quickly hatch in 4 days.
Larvae feed on milkweed for about three weeks before the final caterpillar stage molts into a chrysalis or pupa. In two or three more weeks, depending on temperature, the pupal case becomes transparent and the new adult butterfly's folded wings can be seen. Within a day or so, the pupal case cracks and the Monarch emerges. After several hours, the wings dry and it flies away... continuing the migration in search for nectar. Efforts to protect the Monarch Butterfly and bolster it's migration are under way. Now is the time to plant and help weave the web of life.
You can become an integral part. Help safeguard the future of the Monarch Butterfly and it's amazing migration.
Recommended companion books:
The Amazing Monarch
Milkweed, Monarchs & More
Monarch butterflies by Windle Turley
Texas farmer plows all his efforts into saving monarch butterflies
Marshall Hinsley, Culture Map
How to collect native milkweeds
Cathy Downs, Native Plant Society
Monarchs and Milkweeds
Kerrville Chapter of NPSOT