Plant your gift seeds & bring the magic of the natural world to your front door.
Butterfly host plants attract pregnant female butterflies to lay eggs. Caterpillars hatch, eat the leaves the were laid on and become a chrysalis. After about two weeks inside the chrysalis, they emerge as butterflies.
Plant your seeds from our garden.
Tropical Milkweed: Host Plant for Monarch Caterpillars
Candlestick Cassia: Host Plant for Yellow Sulphurs
Dill Weed: Host Plant for Black Swallowtail Butterflies
Peppergrass: Host Plant for White Sulphur Butterflies
Mexican Blanket Flower: Favorite of Honey Bees
Giant Zinnias: Food for adult butterflies & hummingbirds
Sunflowers: International symbol of peace.
Save the bees and help butterflies fly away happy by planting your gift 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 have several pairs of leaves, carefully transplant them into individual containers or directly into the ground.