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Why is milkweed so hard to find locally?

14 years ago

Hi everyone! I'm new to this particular forum although I've been reading it for a few weeks now. Since I started my butterfly garden in February, I have yet to find any milkweed plants locally. Why is that? Is it because this isn't a very attractive plant or considered a weed and no one wants it? I'm so anxious to start raising monarchs but obviously can't do so until I get my milkweed. If I can't find any this weekend in yet another search, I'll see about ordering some online. At the very least I'll plan to get some seeds for next year, but I really don't want to wait.

Anyways, I was just curious as to why this is. You'd think with the monarchs facing extinction that more nurseries would carry it!

By the way, I currently have 4 GF cats on my passion vine and two pupae. They're in a relatively safe part of the yard so I decided to leave them there instead of rearing inside. I check on my "babies" daily. It's so exciting to watch this process! :D


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