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Butterfly Weed Seeds (Asclepias)

 

Perennial of the Year: Asclepias

 

Monarch butterflies everywhere are clapping their wings with joy at the news that the Perennial Plant Association has named Asclepias tuberosa as the 2017 Perennial of the Year.

 

Butterflies will seek out your garden when you have this vigorous perennial, shrub-like plant. You can also observe the life cycle of the monarch by adding this plant to your garden. This plant is late to break dormancy, so be patient in the spring. When to plant outside: Spring, after all danger of frost has passed and up to 8 weeks before the first fall frost. When to start inside: 6-8 weeks before average last spring frost. GARDEN HINTS: Will tolerate some drought and little salt and will also grow in dry to moist soils. Prefers well-drained soils with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline. Full Sun, Light Shade.Raising them from seeds is the most certain method of propagation.

  • Butterfly Weed-Gay Butterflies Weed

    Butterfly Weed-Gay Butterflies Weed Seeds $3.49

    Asclepias tuberosa     15 Seeds| A must for the butterfly garden! Want a  plant that is a trouble-free, a wonder in the sunny garden, blooming unchecked through the most severe heat and drought...

  • Butterfly Weed-Hairy Balls Weed

    Butterfly Weed-Hairy Balls Weed Seeds $3.00

    Asclepias gomphocarpus     10 Seeds| Unique milkweed and is one of the more favored host plants of the Monarch butterflies.Family Jewels Milkweed, Hairy Balls, Swan Plant butterfly weed. This lovely white...

  • Butterfly Weed-Silky Gold Weed

    Butterfly Weed-Silky Gold Weed Seeds $3.00

    Asclepias curassavica     40 Seeds| Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' (Golden Butterflyweed) - This is an all yellow form of the typically orange and yellow Butterfly Weed. Attracts hummingbirds and...