Welcome to Monarch Watch's Milkweed Market!

Monarch butterfly overwintering counts hit all-time lows in recent years and the widespread planting of herbicide tolerant crops, intensive farming, and the ethanol mandate has led to a rapid loss of habitat for monarchs and other pollinators. These important insects need our help. By planting milkweeds (the host plants for monarch caterpillars) and nectar plants for adult monarchs and pollinators, you can help maintain the monarch migration and sustain the insects whose pollination services maintain our ecosystems.

As of 1 July we are still shipping milkweeds to many area of the monarch range as weather allows.
Shipping has concluded for Texas and the Southeast. Please return in January to preorder for spring 2024.

Important Ordering Information:

  1. When you submit your order, your credit card will be charged and you will receive an email confirming your milkweed request has been received*
  2. We typically ship milkweed to most regions after 1 May. Shipments to Texas and Oklahoma may occur sooner.
  3. You will only be able to order milkweed that is available to ship to your shipping address ZIP code. Availability is based on our seed supply.
  4. We review orders with our nurseries to ensure we can fulfill all orders - this will occur as the milkweeds near shipping readiness.
  5. Once we have confirmed we can fulfill your milkweed order, you will receive an additional email confirming the order has been approved for shipping
  6. You will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking when your milkweed flat(s) ship
  7. The cost of shipping is included in the price of the flats.
*If we are unable to fulfill your milkweed order, we will issue a refund to your credit card and send you an email confirming the cancellation and refund. Customer-initiated cancellations will incur a $7 handling fee.

About Our Milkweed Flats:

  1. These native plants are grown in wholesale restoration nurseries, not retail nurseries. Unlike plants grown for showiness at a retail nursery, these plants are grown for habitat restoration and are often trimmed prior to shipment to conserve water. This does not damage the plants. They are hardy natives. If your shipment should be upturned by UPS, do not discard plants that have come out of their pots! They are still viable. We are not responsible for damage to plants caused in transit.
  2. Most customers will receive plants that have green leaves. However, some customers may receive plants that lack leaves due to trimming or dormancy.
  3. By placing an order, you agree to accept plants that are not showy, but have viable roots and will grow to become future monarch habitat with the proper care.
  4. These flats of milkweed plugs are too young to be a suitable source of milkweed for monarch rearing kits. They are native, perennial plants that must be planted and allowed to mature before harvesting leaves for rearing. Once established, these milkweeds will provide significant monarch habitat as the food source for monarch caterpillars for years to come.