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Showy Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

Showy Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds


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.

We cannot ship this variety to Hawaii as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in these states.

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~0.15 g

(~23 seeds)

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Variety Info

Family: Apocynaceae

Native: Mid-west to western US and Canada

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-9

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

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

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

Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or in the 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"