Native milkweed seeds available?

(Question)

Hi, I would like to purchase some Native Milkweed seeds to give to someone in Muskoka region for the holidays.

Is this available anywhere in Toronto now?

 

(Answer)

Depending on your friends’ intended usage, two common and popular milkweed species are suggested: Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa ) and Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). Butterfly milkweed has stunning, bright orange flowers and Swamp milkweed has lovely pink flowers – both are wonderful for attracting butterflies. Monarch awareness and preservation is increasingly popular and there are many places online that will sell native seed.

We cannot suggest a specific seller unfortunately but some sites that may be helpful are:

www.davidsuzuki.org

www.livemonarch.com

www.xerces.org/milkweed-seed-finder/

North American Native Plant Society