It is usually easy to find in roadside ditches or weedy areas.
Check out the leaves for eggs or caterpillars to bring home and raise. Don't forget that you will need a supply of leaves to feed the caterpillar.
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias Incarnata
After realizing my mistake of planting common milkweed in my garden, I did some research and bought some perennial
This is a nice garden perennial and its flowers are a favorite nectar source for many butterflies.
Tropical Milkweed Asclepias Curassavica
My other favorite milkweed is
Tropical or Scarlet Milkweed.
This is an annual in the colder climates. I start Tropical or Scarlet Milkweed from seed (check out my easy directions on the link above) and put plenty of plants in my garden.
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
This perennial milkweed plant is another popular plant that attracts monarch butterflies. Check out more detailed information on these butterfly garden plants.
Photos of Milkweed....my two favorites in the Milkweed family of plants. I also have seeds available for these Monarch Butterfly plants. Click on the names below for more detailed information on these two varieties of milkweed.
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata Purchase Swamp Milkweed seeds....the best perennial milkweed plant for Monarch Butterflies, refrigerate seeds for 1 month or plant in the fall
Tropical Milkweed Asclepias curassavica Purchase Tropical Milkweed Seeds....these are very easy to grow from seed and are definately the Monarch Butterfly's favorite host food!
Buy Milkweed Plants
Some milkweed can take a while to grow from seed. If you don't want to take the time to grow the seed, check out these cheap .
I have discovered as long as I have a good supply of the milkweed family of plants in my garden....the Monarchs will come!!
I go into further detail on my two favorites from the milkweed family of plants in the links above, including more photos of milkweed.