Grow Perennial Common 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!
A vital superfood for monarchs and other pollinators. Grows 36-48" with brilliant balls of fragrant pinkish flowers.
Cold stratify 30 days prior to direct sowing in spring, or plant in late fall. Grows easily in full sun. The water requirements range from dry to medium moisture.
In the United States Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is native to: AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI
COMMON MILKWEED SEED INFORMATION:
- Lifecycle: perennial
- Sun Requirement: full sun / partial shade
- Spacing: 30" apart
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Butterfly Milkweed Seeds Per Packet: 30-50
- Bloom Season: summer
- Height: 36" - 48"
- Uses: Bee attractant, Butterfly attractant, hummingbird, pollinator, cut flower
- Low Maintenance : yes
- Common Milkweed Seeds/Oz: 5375
- Sowing Method: Direct Sow
- Plant Scientific Name: Asclepias syriaca
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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