Creating a Monarch Butterfly Garden


| 3/9/2015 11:43:00 AM


Tags: Monarch Butterfly, Asclepias Tuberosa, Milkweed, Brenda,

BrendaIf you have flowers in your garden, you already attract a variety of butterflies. 

Monarchs love pollen-filled flowers, too, but they will stick around longer if you plant a milkweed native to your area. 

A native milkweed for my area is Asclepias tuberosa

Milkweed is the only plant on which the monarch butterfly will lay her eggs. When the egg hatches, the caterpillar eats the milkweed leaf and grows quickly. In about 10 days to two weeks, the caterpillar will make a chrysalis and begin its transformation into a butterfly.

Monarch butterfly | iStockphoto.com/rainbow-7

Photo: iStockphoto.com/rainbow-7




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