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. Winter-hardy as well, Gay Butterflies is a perfect choice for you, it also returns for years to repeat its glorious show. Has Big Blooms of Gold, Orange and Red. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. As its name suggest, this plant grows effortlessly--just direct-sow the seeds in fall or early spring and wait for the show! Asking only sun and plenty of it, Butterfly Weed laughs at heat and drought, survives winter unscathed, and is long-lived. It reaches 2 feet tall and about 2 feet wide.USDA Zone 3-9.
How to Grow Butterfly Flower From Seeds
- Asclepias incarnata( Milkmaid thrive in moist, evenly wet soil, full sun.
- Asclepias tuberosa (orange and Gay Butterflies) tolerate heat and drought. occisional water once plant is established.
- For best results, sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 68° and 86°
- Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds
- Expect germination in 15-20 days
- Seeds can also be sown outdoors on site during spring or summer (up to two months before first frost)
- When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed.
- Space 8-12 inches apart in full sun. Site in a sandy, well-drained soil.
- Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves, being careful while doing so and the roots do not like to be disturbed, as it resents any trauma.
- The plant grows 3 feet tall by 12 inches wide and boasts flat, 1-2 inch diameter clusters of orange, orange-red, or yellow flowers.
- Situate this perennial in borders and wildflower gardens to enjoy its colorful floral display and to attract bees and butterflies to the garden.