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Common Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds Native

SKU:
794856
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SKU:
794856
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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waterwise
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Full Sun
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Asclepias syriaca
Brand Name:
Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Asclepias syriaca
Bloom Time:
Summer
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Landscape Uses:
Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant
Heirloom:
Native
Days to emerge:
14–28 days
Seed Depth:
¼"
Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 12"
Thinning:
When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Row spacing:
24"
Yield:
This packet sows up to 16 feet.
Days to Maturity:
50 days
Waterwise:
Waterwise
Hardiness:
Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer
Harvesting:
For longest vase life, cut flowers when 1/2–2/3 of petals are open. Sear the stem end with a flame to prevent the sap from sealing the stem. Wear gloves; milkweed sap can cause skin and eye irritation and can be toxic if ingested.
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Full Sun
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Summer
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant

Product Overview

Asclepias syriaca

Lovely pink flowers provide nectar and habitat for monarch butterflies, their caterpillars, and other pollinators. Beauty and sweet scent is an added bonus!

Observe the monarch butterfly lifecycle right in your garden! This heirloom species provides food and habitat for monarch butterflies and is an essential host plant for 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. Native throughout much of the eastern and central United States. Sap is toxic; avoid eye/skin contact and do not ingest.

Variety Info

Individual flowers ½" long, born in pink to purplish or white clusters.

Sowing Inside

6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Sowing Outside

2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or fall for spring germination.

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