Showy Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

Heirloom, Native

#1320
Availability: In Stock
Invite monarch butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with the stunning blooms of this robust, shrub-like heirloom perennial. Also called Greek milkweed, this species is drought tolerant when established and grows best in well-drained soils. Plants have green to silvery-green foliage and stems that are often soft and fuzzy. In summer, pink to white flowers are followed by decorative, woolly seed pods that are beautiful in dried arrangements. Native throughout much of the western United States.
$2.29 150 mg

Botanical Name: Asclepias speciosa

Family: Apocynaceae

Native: Mid-west to western US and Canada

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-9

Plant Dimensions: 2'–4' tall on average but may reach as tall as 6'; 18" wide

Variety Information: Individual pink to white flowers ½" long, born in 4"–5" clusters

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant

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"–16"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–16"

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