Butterfly Flower Common Milkweed Seeds

Butterfly Flower Common Milkweed Seeds

Asclepias syriaca

Item #1319

Perennial. Observe the monarch butterfly lifecycle right in your garden! This species provides food and habitat for monarch butterflies and their caterpillars. In summer, pink to purplish or white flowers are followed by decorative seedpods that are beautiful in dried arrangements. Robust, shrub-like perennial, spreads by underground rhizomes. Drought tolerant once established. Native throughout much of the eastern United States.
Deer resistant.




Perennial

Full sun

Blooms summer

2'- 6' tall

Days to Emerge:
14-28 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 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.

Special germination instructions: Benefits greatly from stratification (see inside of packet).

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