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Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

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(~24 seeds)
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Butterflies will seek out your garden when you grow this vigorous, heirloom perennial, a preferred nectar plant for monarchs and other pollinators. Beginning in summer, you will be treated to a profusion of fiery, red-orange flowers followed by decorative green seed pods. Drought tolerant once established; performs in poor soils. Native to much of the United States. A long-lasting addition to cut flower arrangements. Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer. 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
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Apocynaceae

Native: Eastern U.S., Canada, and Northern Mexico

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Info: Individual flowers Β½", borne in brilliant red-orange 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: ΒΌ"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–24"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, choosing blooms that are 1/2-2/3 open. Place in water, allowing the latex within the stems to dissipate in the water, then change the water. Wear gloves; milkweed sap can cause skin and eye irritation and can be toxic if ingested.