Butterfly Flower Seeds

Butterfly Flower Seeds

Asclepias tuberosa

Item #1146

Perennial. Butterflies will seek out your garden when you have this vigorous perennial, shrub-like plant; you can observe the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly! Beginning in late spring, you will be treated to a profusion of fiery, red-orange flowers followed by decorative green seed pods. Drought tolerant. Native to eastern United States. A nice addition to cut flower arrangements. Deer resistant.




Perennial

Full sun

Blooms summer

2' – 3' tall

Days to Emerge:
14 – 28 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 5 seeds every
16"-24"

Thinning:
When 3" tall,
thin to 1 every
16" – 24"


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and up to 8 weeks before first fall frost.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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