1: Introduction Learn how to grow native butterfly weed for monarch butterflies.

2: Why Choose Native? Native butterfly weed attracts monarchs and supports local ecosystems.

3: Planting Tips Plant in well-drained soil and full sun for best results.

4: Watering Needs Water butterfly weed regularly, but avoid overwatering.

5: Maintenance Trim back dead stalks in late fall to promote regrowth.

6: Pests and Diseases Watch for aphids and fungal diseases, treat as needed.

7: Attracting Monarchs Create a butterfly-friendly garden with butterfly weed and other nectar-rich plants.

8: Monarch Life Cycle Learn about the stages of a monarch butterfly's life.

9: Habitat Conservation Planting native butterfly weed helps support monarch populations.