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Common Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

Common Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

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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.

We cannot ship this variety to Hawaii as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in these states.

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Variety Info

Family: Apocynaceae

Native: Eastern 2/3 of the U.S. and Canada

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Info: Individual flowers ½" long, borne in pink to purplish or white clusters.

Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or in the fall for spring germination.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

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"