Hi, new guy around here.
Looking for as many varieties of Milkweed "Asclepias" seed as I can find....even a few seed --of any of the dozens of varieties-- will be valued.
At the moment, the best thing I have to offer are Thumbergia aka "Black-eyed Susie VINE"...plus some perennial white Hibiscus seed.
So, if you've collected seed from milkweed, any milkweed, and you're willing to part with a few please let me know. (YES, that milkweed growing by the railroad or at the yard's edge !)
The 5-year-old grandson & I are hoping to start a rather large Milkweed planting to provide habitat & larva food for the monarch butterfly (milkweed is all their caterpillars eat)..then we hope to raise some Monarch from eggs, through caterpillar & pupa & then watch the adults emerge from their chrysalis & set them free (Monarchs, like many butterflies, face a declining population).
Thanks a lot ;)
I just replied to your request on the garden.org/seedswap site, and am happy to send you milkweed seed.
I'd be happy to trade for your Hibiscus seed. Thanks! Annette
Free milkweed seeds (with SASE) are also available here:
I hope that helps! :) Glad to see someone else looking out for the monarchs!