Monarch Waystations: Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats

Monarch Waystation #1
"Monarch Waystation Numero Uno"
Lawrence, KS 66047 U.S.A.

Registrant: Monarch Watch
Certified: 4/21/2005
Updated: 4/21/2005
Type: Urban
Location: University of Kansas
Size: X-Large (1,000-4,999 sq ft)

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Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants):
Balloonplant Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Butterfly Milkweed 'Hello Yellow' (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Green Antelopehorn Milkweed (Asclepias viridis), Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens), Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), Sullivant's Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra), Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica), Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Additional Annual/Biennial Plants:

Additional Perennial Plants:

Plant Density (Shelter):
6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

Sustainable Management:
Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water; Manage the density of the plot by thinning; Use natural compost for fertilization; Amend the soil to achieve a chemical balance before planting; Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by mowing; Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand; Water the plot as needed to maintain growth; Eliminate the use of insecticides; Remove invasive species from the site; Add other features