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Rose Franklin's Perennials,
located in Spring Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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   We are a small, family operated perennial and butterfly nursery located in central Pennsylvania. Having a poor location for retail sales, we 
joined rank with other cyberspace mail order nurseries in launching our first web site, ButterflyBushes.com, in 2000. At ButterflyBushes.com, we offer the gardener a nice selection of butterfly attracting plants (both nectar plants and host plants), hummingbird attracting plants, hard-to-find perennials, and butterfly bushes. We ship from May through October and guarantee satisfaction of every order shipped.
   In spring, 2017, we launched Monarchs-And-Milkweed.com, because interest in Monarchs and Milkweed Plants has been growing rapidly over the past 5 or 6 years  and we saw a need to create a web site that focused on just Monarchs and Milkweed. It's the case too, that we are nearing retirement and will soon be offering ButterflyBushes.com to another nursery. Once sold, we will offer only what is on this web site: Monarchs, Milkweed, and Popup Cages. We just don't have the strength and pep that we had ten or fifteen years ago.
   For the customer who's interested in obtaining what they need to grow Monarch butterflies (milkweed, Monarch caterpillars, and maybe a cage to rear them in), and keep up on the status of the Monarch population, this site is for him or her.

Our Plants:  Our plants are healthy, competitively priced, and ready for transplanting directly into the garden. Most of our perennials are shipped in 3" - 4" pots. We offer an on-line shopping cart, and for those people who do not wish to order via the online shopping cart,  we have included on our web site an order form which you may print, fill out, and then mail to us.
   Our plant inventory changes periodically from May through October (the reason we do not distribute a printed catalog). What we offer in May will likely be different than what we offer in July, and what we offer in September will probably be different than what we offer in July.  For this reason, we suggest that you bookmark our site (add it to your 'favorites' if you are an AOL customer) and then check out our web pages numerous times during the growing season. 
   Quantities are limited on much of our nursery stock. Plants will be reserved to fill orders in the sequence in which they are received. Please order at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. Please do not order plants which currently cannot be ordered via the web site (if there is no shopping cart button for the item you want to order, it cannot be ordered via an order form that it mailed to us). When shopping cart buttons are removed from the web site, the item is temporarily or permanently out of stock for the season.

Our Guarantee: We guarantee our plants to be true to name and in good condition when they are shipped to you. If you are not satisfied with the quality of our plants upon delivery to you, please notify us immediately (within 48 hours of delivery) and we will replace the plants or refund your money. If your plants are damaged in transit, contact the carrier at once for instructions on how to file a claim.

Our Monarchs:  We have been raising Monarchs for over twenty years, rearing them at home for over ten years before making the decision to raise them for profit. We are a member of the International Butterfly Breeders Association (IBBA) and the Association for Butterflies (AFB). Each of these organizations function to provide their members with the education and tools needed to raise beautiful, healthy butterflies on a commercial basis. We love our butterflies and provide them a safe, healthy environment to live in and reproduce in. Their flight rooms are adorned with an array of flowering plants which provide plenty of nectar for them. All of the Monarch eggs, caterpillars, and pupae we ship are obtained from our flight rooms, never from the wild.

Local Orders: If you live in or near Centre County, PA, and would like to avoid shipping costs by picking up your order, please email to arrange a date and time for pickup.

Directions To Our Nursery:

 While our nursery is not open for walk-in sales, we do allow customers to place orders via email, and then come here to pick up the order. 

We are located in central Pennsylvania, just 30 minutes from State College, Bellefonte, or Milroy.
We are not open for browsing, and do not have business hours.
Local customers may place an order and then make an appointment for pickup.

From Centre Hall:  at the intersection of Route 45 and Route 144, take Route 45 East (toward Millheim). Go about 5-1/2 miles and turn right onto Kline Road. Go 1 mile and turn left onto Penns Creek Road (toward Coburn). Go almost 2 miles and turn right onto Spruce Lane. Our home and nursery will be the 4th place on the left (where Spruce Lane and Butterfly Lane intersect).

From Lewistown and Milroy:  Take Route 322 West from Milroy to Potters Mills. In Potters Mills, bear right onto Route 144 North. Go about 1 mile on Route 144 and turn right onto Lower Georges Valley Road. Go 5.3 miles to a stop sign. Turn right onto Penns Creek Road. Go 1.3 miles and turn right onto Spruce Lane. We will be the 4th place on the right (where Spruce Lane and Butterfly Lane intersect).


Rose Franklin's Perennials
107 Butterfly Lane      Spring Mills, PA  16875

(814) 422-8968           Email:  MilkweedLady@aol.com

During our busy shipping season (May 1 thru September 30), please email, don't call.

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Revised: February 10, 2018