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50 Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Seed Monarch Host Plant

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  • Model: TGW-ATUB
  • Manufactured by: The Gardening World

Description

Butterfly Milkweed is native to the central and eastern United States and is found in moderate to drier sites.  Plants grow to 30 inches tall and have clusters of dark orange to reddish flowers. Butterfly milkweed is very adaptable and non-aggressive, which makes it ideal for home garden use. Plants are host to monarch butterflies and provide nectar to many pollinators

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ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA BUTTERFLY MILKWEED GROWING GUIDE BELOW

Flower Facts

  • Name - Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed
  • Scientific Name - Asclepias tuberosa
  • Product Type - Flower Seeds
  • Cycle - Perennial
  • Color - Orange
  • Height - 18"-30"
  • Sun - Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Moisture - Dry, Moderate
  • Bloom Period - Summer
  • USDA Hardiness Zones - 3-10

GERMINATION

In late fall, direct sow just below the surface in full sun and sandy or well drained soil. This plant also tolerates dry or rocky soil. Plant three seeds together every 15-18 inches. Germination will take place in the spring, after the last frost. When the seedlings appear, thin to the strongest plant; seedlings usually do not survive transplanting, since they resent any disturbance of their roots. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and refrigerate for 30 days before direct sowing

PLANTING

Young plants should be watered until they become established; mature plants can tolerate drought, and the roots will be damaged by excessively wet soil. Butterfly Weed grows slowly, and this plant may take 2-3 years to produce flowers. Though not invasive, this plant will eventually spread if left to drop its seed. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Deer avoid this plant. If aphids become a problem, dislodge them from the plant with a strong stream of water.

MORE INFO

Origin: US Native, Other Common Names: Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Duration: Perennial, Bloom Time: Summer, Height: 18-30 inches, Spacing: 15-18 inches, Light: Full Sun to Part Shade, Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry, USDA Zone: 3-10 Seeds, Produces a bushy, neat plant with dark green blade-like foliage and flat topped clusters of bright orange flowers.


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All seeds will come in a 2x3 resealable plastic zip lock bag, shipped in a protective bubble mailer with tracking. If you have any questions you can message us at any time.




This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 September, 2017.



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