Butterfly Seed Program  - Milkweed Seeds

The Amazing Butterfly Garden Project
Build a Butterfly Garden with Milkweed
sponsored by the:
Amazing Butterflies Ecological Foundation

 Send a self addressed, stamped envelope to:
 Amazing Butterflies Seed Promotion
4613 N University Dr  #610
Coral Springs
, FL 33067

For a suggested donation of $2.00
or more we will send you approximately
 30-50 milkweed seeds to start your butterfly garden.

All your donations and proceeds go to the supplies needed to help schools create outdoor classrooms, namely butterfly gardens.  These gardens give students and parents a hands-on approach to the butterfly lifecycle.  In addition, we are in the process of creating a mobile butterfly classroom/exhibit to be able to reach more students in an efficient manner.

Milkweed Plants
Building a butterfly garden as a science project in school would be a great educational experience for all ages.  Students will use critical thinking skills, math skills and science skills while building a butterfly garden. We dedicate time to educate students about the importance and beauty of a butterfly garden. These gardens can be a school wide project or an individual classroom project.  Regardless, everyone will enjoy and learn from this project.  Not only will the students and teachers, alike, learn from this experience, they will admire the beauty of the garden and the monarch butterflies that will be attracted.  The most important element in creating a successful butterfly garden is to provide both, nectar and host plants.  

Nectar plants provide food for the adult butterflies, and host plants provide food for the caterpillars.

  • Some common nectar flowers are Zinnias, Mexican Sunflowers, Lantana, Butterfly bush and Salvia.
  • Some common host plants are Milkweed for Monarchs, Parsley for Painted Ladies and Anise for Swallowtail butterflies.


A Little Information about the Milkweed Plant

  • Milkweed plants usually grow about 2-6 feet in height.
  • The leaves can grow from 2 to 10 inches long, and the top of the leaf is smooth, while the bottom is hairy so that the monarch butterflies can lay their eggs. These leaves contain toxins- poisonous chemicals. These toxins don't hurt the caterpillar, but they do make the caterpillar poisonous to most predators.
  • Because it eats milkweed leaves as a caterpillar, the monarch butterfly is also poisonous.
  • The survival of the monarch butterfly depends on this self-defense system provided by the milkweed.
  • The flowers on this plant are actually a bunch of little flowers on the same stalk.
  • Milkweed is the only plant that the monarch caterpillar can eat. 

Did You Know???

         Sap from milkweed was used by pioneers as a cure for warts?

         The airborne fluffy parachute of the seed was used by Native Americans to insulate moccasins?

         The dried empty seed pods were used as Christmas tree decorations by early pioneers?

         The boys and girls from Wisconsin schools collected 283,000 bags of milkweed fluff for use in military life jackets during World War II?

         It is used as an indicator of ground-level ozone air pollution?

Monarch Caterpillar Eating

If you are interested in building your own butterfly garden, or would like to receive seeds for a school project,  please donate $2.00 or more
(the more you donate, the more we can supply)
 and we will send you seeds with instructions,
so that you can begin to plant your very own
 Monarch Butterfly Garden. 

Send your donation and a
self addressed stamped
envelope to:
 Amazing Butterflies Seed Promotion
4613 N University Dr  #610
Coral Springs
, FL 33067


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