Ancient civilizations cherished butterflies and assigned them with God-like supernatural powers. Raise your favorite butterfly by planting seeds of its host plant and bring the magic of the natural world to your front door.
Save the bees and help butterflies “Fly Away Happy” by planting these free seeds. Four weeks before the last frost, cover seeds with a half inch of soil, keep moist and warm in a sunny window– no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Pesticides kill butterflies and a caterpillar will starve itself to death before it eats a man-made chemical. In Spring, or when seedlings several pairs of leaves, carefully separate and transplant them to individual containers or directly into the ground.
Butterfly Host Plants attract pregnant female butterflies to lay their eggs. Caterpillars hatch and eat the leaves they were laid on. After about two weeks of eating the caterpillar will crawl away and become a chrysalis. After about two weeks inside the chrysalis, they emerge as butterflies.
Seeds harvested from our gardens are sent with every Etsy order.
Tropical Milkweed: Host Plant for Monarch Caterpillars
Candlestick Cassia: Host Plant for Yellow Sulphur Butterflies
Dill Weed: Host Plant for Black Swallowtail Butterflies
Peppergrass: Host Plant for White Butterflies
Mexican Blanket Flower: Favorite of Honey Bees
Giant Zinnias: Food for adult butterflies & hummingbirds
Sunflowers: International symbol of peace.