Grow Perennial Butterfly Milkweed to help save the endangered Monarch Butterfly. Monarch numbers and milkweed plants are down 90% from what they were. Milkweed plants are the only source of food for the monarch caterpillar. Make a difference by planting milkweed!
Ideal for sunny home gardens, plants grow up to 30”. Host to monarch butterflies, its nectar also supports bees and other pollinators.
Direct sow fresh seeds in fall for growth the following spring. They prefer dry, well-drained soil. Plant in fall or spring summer blooms.
In the United States Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa is native to: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI
BUTTERFLY MILKWEED SEED INFORMATION:
- Lifecycle: perennial
- Sun Requirement: full sun
- Spacing: 18" apart
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Butterfly Milkweed Seeds Per Packet: 30-50
- Bloom Season: summer
- Height: 18" - 30"
- Uses: Bee attractant, Butterfly attractant, hummingbird, pollinator, cut flower
- Low Maintenance : yes
- Butterfly Milkweed Seeds/Oz: 6750
- Sowing Method: Transplant or Direct Sow
- Plant Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Asclepias plants and sap may cause skin irritation in humans and animals. Do not ingest seed or plants.
Packet size: 3 ¼" x 4 ½"
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