Hello, In August the facility I work at has a Butterfly Release in Memory of...

Asked June 19, 2015, 12:45 PM EDT

Hello, In August the facility I work at has a Butterfly Release in Memory of loved ones who have passed away. We would like to get some milkweed plants for our courtyard and garden areas. Can you advise me on where to get them?

Ramsey County Minnesota butterfly gardening

1 Response

Thanks for your question!

I'm not sure which local nurseries carry milkweed plants. You should call around to some of the ones that specialize in native plants. Milkweed plants seem to grow more reliably when started from seed - to say nothing of being cheaper! Prairie Restorations has a wonderful collection of seeds and plants for pollinating insects:
http://www.prairieresto.com/

I hope this is helpful. Please contact AaE again if you have further questions.