Grow Perennial Showy Milkweed to 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!
Grows wild in Central and Western US. Up to 40” tall, plants produce clusters of pink blooms in summer. Perfect for bringing into your pollinator garden.
Provide cold stratification for 30 days prior to seeding in spring, or plant in late fall. Direct sow. Requires good drainage.
In the United States Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is native to: AZ, CA, CO, ID, IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
BUTTERFLY MILKWEED SEED INFORMATION:
- Lifecycle: perennial
- Sun Requirement: full sun
- Spacing: 12" apart
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Butterfly Milkweed Seeds Per Packet: 30-50
- Bloom Season: summer, fall
- Height: 24" - 40"
- Uses: Bee attractant, Butterfly attractant, hummingbird, pollinator, cut flower
- Low Maintenance : yes
- Showy Milkweed Seeds/Oz: 5435
- Sowing Method: direct
- Plant Scientific Name: Asclepias speciosa
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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