Lane County Butterfly Club


Growing Milkweed and Raising Monarchs

Once you get some milkweed plants established in the ground, they will bloom for two or more years as well as produce seeds for new plants. Monarchs will be attracted to the plants for nectar and for laying eggs. Our NABA chapter gives away milkweed seeds every fall at our meetings. Seeds can be purchased from Territorial Seed Co. in Cottage Grove, and seedlings can be purchased in the spring from Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah. Some common varieties of milkweed that will grow here are Asclepias speciosa – Showy Milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis – and Narrow-leaved Milkweed. More information on milkweed can be viewed at

General information about butterfly gardening and raising monarchs can be found at