For 10 years running – Fields of Ambrosia has been helping to Save the Monarchs Butterflies. With every online order placed in April and May, you will receive a packet of Milkweed seeds.
Why Milkweed? Monarch caterpillars ONLY eat milkweed. In fact, the monarch butterfly is also known as the “milkweed butterfly.” The milkweed plant provides all the nourishment the monarch needs to transform the Monarch caterpillar into the adult butterfly.
But these plants are rapidly disappearing, due to the loss of habitat stemming from land development and the widespread spraying of weed killer on the fields where they live. It’s easy to grow your own Milkweed! As a perennial, they will come back every year, despite harsh winter conditions. They typically bloom rosy pink flowers, and are the preferred host plant for the monarch butterfly.