Monarch Waystations = Gardens with Milkweed
Milkweed - it's what's for dinner . . .
. . . for a monarch caterpillar.
Biota of North America Program
North Carolina vendors of milkweed:
See "Local Resources" for additional vendors in Asheville area that carry Asclepias at various times of the year.
The Xerces Society's
Lots of great reading and resources here:
Access PDF for Milkweed: A Conservation Practioners Guide here:
Methods of Propagating Milkweeds
USFS publication: Monarchs and milkweeds: The current situation and methods for propagating milkweeds
by Tara Luna & R. Kasten Dumroese.
This map (from the link below) shows approximate ecoregions best suited for milkweeds. Identify your area's number and cross reference it to the listing for native milkweeds.