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The team at Yates have pulled together some tips on sowing Swan Plant seeds:

One of the best ways to make sure you have enough swan plants on hand to feed all those hungry munching Monarch caterpillars is to do a little planning ahead, and grow your own seeds.

Plus, often swan plant seedlings can be hard to find later in the growing season, particularly if the Monarchs have a bumper year and eat up large!

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Top tips for Swan Plant seeds:
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Hint:
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If you are looking to encourage both caterpillars and butterflies into your garden, then Yates Butterfly Field seed mix is perfect. You can sprinkle it directly onto your garden bed ā€“ it has 33 different varieties of vibrant colourful plants that have nectar flowers to provide food for butterflies and feed and habitat for the caterpillars. It includes plants such as Swan Plant, Asclepias, Cosmos, Marigolds, Zinnia, Californian Poppy and many more.


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More Yates Seeds that provide nectar for
New Zealandā€™s butterflies


Every pack of Yates Swan Plant and Yates Butterfly Field Mix seeds sold helps support the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust with their great work helping to locate, protect, enhance and create overwintering sites of the Monarch in NZ.