Terrior Seeds is partnering with AZ Milkweed for Monarchs to grow and distribute 16 unique milkweeds.
These milkweed seeds are the highest quality available anywhere because they are hand-grown across central and northern Arizona, then hand-harvested, hand-cleaned, and hand-packed. Over the past five years, they have been test-grown in different elevations to verify their vigor and adaptability to different conditions.
This is the first time several of these species have been available for sale, for the simple reason that they can’t be commercially grown and machine harvested.
If you are a gardener who cherishes the appearance of the Monarch butterfly and want to attract them into your garden, this is your best chance to plant the finest milkweed seed before the word gets out and we sell out!
Credit: Mary Barnes
In 2018 we partnered with Arizona Milkweed for Monarchs, a nonprofit pilot project organized by citizen science volunteers that hand-raises over a dozen milkweed species in central and northern AZ.
Since then, nearly 2,500 packets of milkweed seeds have been sown by home gardeners across the US, creating greatly diversified stands of multiple milkweed species – an incredibly beneficial improvement for Monarchs all across the continent. Each fall, these milkweed plants spread their seeds far and wide on the fall air currents, strengthening the milkweed population significantly.
Through this partnership, AZ Milkweed for Monarchs has furthered their studies of milkweed pests and diseases, evaluating the best habitats for the plants and how well Monarchs utilize each milkweed species at a given location, as well as collect, propagate and grow additional species of milkweed that aren’t available as of yet.
All of this would not be possible without you and your garden!
Terroir Seeds, 2021