Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

Organic, Native

Butterflies will seek out your garden when you grow this vigorous, heirloom perennial, a preferred nectar plant for monarchs and other pollinators. Beginning in summer, you will be treated to a profusion of fiery, red-orange flowers followed by decorative green seed pods. Native to much of the United States. A nice addition to cut flower arrangements.
  • Organic #2021 - 150 mg
  • $2.49
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  • Conventional #1146 - 150 mg
  • $1.99
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Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Family: Apocynaceae

Native: U.S. and Northern Mexico

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: Individual flowers ½", borne in brilliant red-orange clusters.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or fall for spring germination.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–28 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–24"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

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Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds Reviews

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Excellent germination after stratification in fridge. I can't wait to see them blooming!
Christine Anderson

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