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Monarch Waystation Seed Kits Available

Monday, February 18th, 2008 at 12:51 pm by Monarch Watch
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The Monarch Waystation Seed Kits for 2008 (item#125522) are now available via the Monarch Watch Shop (shop.monarchwatch.org or 800-780-9986). It is difficult to predict the demand for these kits and we have been conservative in assembling kits this season. If you would like to receive a seed kit (or give them as gifts!), please place your order as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out. If orders exceed our inventory we will attempt to create more kits; however, there is no guarantee that we will be able to do so in time for the 2008 season.

Each kit includes seeds of twelve varieties of milkweed (monarch host plant) and general nectar sources along with a detailed “Creating a Monarch Waystation” guide. Seeds come in individual packs (15-30 seeds each) printed with planting and other information.

The Standard Monarch Waystation Seed Kit includes (appropriate substitutions may be made due to seed availability):

BUTTERFLY WEED (Asclepias tuberosa)
SHOWY MILKWEED (Asclepias speciosa)
COMMON MILKWEED (Asclepias syriaca)
SWAMP MILKWEED (Asclepias incarnata subsp. incarnata)
SWAMP MILKWEED (Asclepias incarnata subsp. pulchra)
TROPICAL MILKWEED (Asclepias curassavica)
FLOSS FLOWER Blue Horizon (Ageratum houstonianum)
PURPLE CONEFLOWER (Echinacea purpurea)
TITHONIA TORCH Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia)
COSMOS, Dwarf Sensation Mix (Cosmos bipinnatus)
JOE PYE WEED (Eupatorium purpureum)
VERBENA (Verbena bonairiensis)

The California Monarch Waystation Seed Kit includes (appropriate substitutions may be made due to seed availability):

BUTTERFLY WEED (Asclepias tuberosa)
SHOWY MILKWEED (Asclepias speciosa)
TROPICAL MILKWEED (Asclepias curassavica)
PURPLE MILKWEED (Asclepias fruticosa)
SWAMP MILKWEED (Asclepias incarnata)
SWAN PLANT (Asclepias fruticosa)
FLOSS FLOWER Blue Horizon (Ageratum houstonianum)
PURPLE CONEFLOWER (Echinacea purpurea)
TITHONIA TORCH Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia)
COSMOS, Dwarf Sensation Mix (Cosmos bipinnatus)
JOE PYE WEED (Eupatorium purpureum)
VERBENA (Verbena bonairiensis)

Be sure to check out all of the information about our Monarch Waystation conservation initiative on our website. Thank you for your support!

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