Welcome to Monarch Watch's Milkweed Market!
In order to facilitate the distribution and planting of milkweeds, we have commissioned the production of 25,000 plugs of 15 milkweed species for regions across the continental United States:
Asclepias asperula (Antelope Horn Milkweed, Spider Milkweed)
Asclepias cordifolia (Heartleaf Milkweed)
Asclepias erosa (Desert Milkweed)
Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed)
Asclepias fasicularis (Mexican Whorled Milkweed, Narrowleaf Milkweed)
Asclepias hirtella (Green Milkweed)
Asclepias humistrata (Sandhill Milkweed, Pinewoods Milkweed)
Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
Asclepias oenotheroides (Sidecluster Milkweed, Zizotes Milkweed)
Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)
Asclepias sullivantii (Sullivant's Milkweed, Prairie Milkweed)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed)
Asclepias variegata (White Milkweed)
Asclepias viridiflora (Green Comet Milkweed)
Asclepias viridis (Green Antelopehorn Milkweed)
We are working with Kaw River, a restoration nursery that specializes in the production of native plants (and is a division of Applied Ecological Services). They have produced excellent milkweed plugs for us for several years. These plugs will be available for delivery in May. Although most of the plugs we have commissioned have been spoken for, we still have plugs of common, swamp and butterfly milkweed available for the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York. We have butterfly weed available for Michigan and both swamp and butterfly milkweed available for Kansas and Missouri.
In order to keep many species in the Milkweed Market available, we rely on local seed collections from across the country. We have created a list of seeds needed from each state. We really need your help to keep this program going! For more information on seed collection, please visit our Bring Back the Monarchs page.
If you would like to place a milkweed order, please email email@example.com with your contact information (name, address, email, and phone number) and the number of flats you would like of each species. Please contact us ASAP about uncommitted plants.
The plugs come in flats of 32 and are generally 3-4 inches high at the time of delivery. The plugs cost $1.80 each (shipping included) for a total of $57.60/flat. The minimum order is one flat and an invoice will be mailed to you before the plants have shipped. We may also have flats containing 72 smaller plugs - if you are interested in this option please let us know.
If we don't have milkweed available for your area, please take advantage of the new vendor listing here in the Monarch Watch Milkweed Market (using the "Show Items" and/or "Search" links above). More than 70 vendors that sell native milkweeds in various regions of the country are currently listed in a searchable/sortable format.
If you can't find milkweed for your area, but are interested in acquiring milkweed plants in the future, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us to plan for our milkweed plug production goals next year. Since we are dedicated to returning milkweeds to areas from which the seed originated, we may ask you to help acquire seeds of milkweed for your area.
We welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the new Monarch Watch Milkweed Market (it is still very much a work in progress) - please feel free to contact us anytime. Thank you for your interest and support!