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Peaceful Valley Save the Monarch Kit - California (1/8 lb)

Peaceful Valley Save the Monarch Kit - California (1/8 lb)

Help Provide Habitat and Food for the Monarch

Monarch butterfly populations are threatened primarily due to reduction in milkweed and nectar producing flowering plants along their migratory routes. Removal of the milkweed plant by farmers and homeowners by using herbicides has resulted in a dramatic reduction in populations of the monarch.

What can you do to help? Plant a mix of seeds to help the monarchs. The mix contains not only milkweed seeds but also seeds that will produce flowers for the adult butterflies to feed. We offer different mixes of seeds depending on your region. Choose from Intermountain, Southeast, California, Midwest-Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Monarch Butterfly Mix. 1/8 lb bag covers 500 sq ft.

California Monarch Butterfly Mix contains:

  • Light yellow with blue lupine (Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus)
  • Mexican sunflower 'Torch' (Tithonia rotundifolia)
  • Showy milkweed (Asclepias sepciosa)
  • Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)
  • Chinese houses (Collinsia hererophylla)
  • Tidy tips (Layia platyglossa)
  • California blue bell (Phacelia campnularia)
  • Farewell-to-Spring/Godetia (Clarkia amoena)
  • White yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Photo by Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org

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Description

Monarch butterfly populations are threatened primarily due to reduction in milkweed and nectar producing flowering plants along their migratory routes. Removal of the milkweed plant by farmers and homeowners by using herbicides has resulted in a dramatic reduction in populations of the monarch.

What can you do to help? Plant a mix of seeds to help the monarchs. The mix contains not only milkweed seeds but also seeds that will produce flowers for the adult butterflies to feed. We offer different mixes of seeds depending on your region. Choose from Intermountain, Southeast, California, Midwest-Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Monarch Butterfly Mix. 1/8 lb bag covers 500 sq ft.

California Monarch Butterfly Mix contains:

  • Light yellow with blue lupine (Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus)
  • Mexican sunflower 'Torch' (Tithonia rotundifolia)
  • Showy milkweed (Asclepias sepciosa)
  • Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)
  • Chinese houses (Collinsia hererophylla)
  • Tidy tips (Layia platyglossa)
  • California blue bell (Phacelia campnularia)
  • Farewell-to-Spring/Godetia (Clarkia amoena)
  • White yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Photo by Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org

Lifecycle of the Monarch – Female monarch butterflies lay three to four hundred of their eggs on the leaves of the milkweed plants. The female will spread her eggs over many milkweed plants. The subsequent larvae will feed on the milkweed leaves during their larval stage and increase their body mass more than two thousand times. The caterpillar will then form a cocoon or chrysalis. The metamorphosis occurs inside the cocoon and after about 9-15 days, the butterfly will emerge.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.15 lb

Dimensions: 6.0"L x 4.0"W x 0.25"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Wildflower

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 9
Bloom Season : Fall
Bloom Season : Summer
Flower Color : Mix
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Annual/Perennial Mix
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Planting Time : Fall
Seed Unit Sizes : 1/8 lb
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Loosen the top two inches of soil. Mix seed with 10 parts vermiculite. Broadcast this mix over the area to be planted. Compress soil and lightly cover with compost or straw.

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Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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Customer Reviews

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Kerry Nugent
Great Mix to Help Support Monarch Butterflies

Bought this mix to help support our Monarch Butterfly population but it is also great for the bees and other butterflies while adding beautiful colors to our garden.

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Papa
Great selecting of Flowers For Butterflies

I enjoy this selections of flowers as they bloom at different time and it keeps the butterflie and bees coming all through the season.

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Suzanne Fellows
Flowers for my butterflies

Planted this mix in the fall so I don't know what the flowers will look like, but I got good germination and with all this rain we are having, I think the plants are going to grow like crazy.

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Kim
Save the Monarch!

Such a great mix of flowers with the benefit of attracting beautiful butterflies!

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