The Monarch Butterfly is on the brink of extinction, partially due to the lack of Milkweed plants—the only food monarch caterpillars eat. Use this eco-friendly seed packet to spread the word and help create natural monarch habitats along their migration routes!
Our packet has a natural kraft-look and simple etched design of a butterfly enjoying a milkweed plant. Use as a favor at an event or as a conscientious promotion for your business!
Send an eco-friendly greeting by using this packet in one of our Seed Packet Greeting Cards!
Milkweed Mix Contents:
50% Asclepias incarnata (Swamp), 25% Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly), 25% Asclepias speciosa (Showy). These are NOT tropical.
Plant these seeds to help keep essential butterfly habitats from disappearing
Milkweed Mix Planting Directions: You can start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost in your area or direct sow after frost danger is past. The seed in this packet has been pre-soaked and are ready to be planted right away. Keep soil damp until seedlings emerge and then water as necessary. Seedlings should emerge in 10 days to 3 weeks. Full sun is best.
Direct sow planting: Cold stratify for 30 days. Sow in late fall or spring.
Indoor Sowing: Cold stratify for 30 days. Start 7-9 weeks before last frost. Transplant into 4” pots after 3-5 weeks. Harden off and transplant to well-drained soil.
Learn more about the importance of growing milkweed here.
- Lifecycle: perennial
- Sun Requirement: sun/part shade
- Spacing: 8" apart
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4 "
- Bloom Season: spring to fall
- Height: 36 "
- Uses: borders, containers, garden beds
- Low Maintenance : yes
- 25-30 Seeds Per Packet
- Uses: Beds, Container
- Sowing Method: Early indoors or Direct Sow
- Seed Count: Approximately 35 seeds per packet
- Not Recommended for Southern California
Asclepias plants and sap may cause skin irritation in humans and animals. Do not ingest seed or plants.
Not Recommended for Southern California
Packet size: 3 ¼" x 4 ½"
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