Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) Seeds
Asclepias tuberosa
(Butterfly Weed)

50 seeds   $3.00  

Asclepias tuberosa is a native perennial with bright orange flowers that bloom in mid summer, attracting hummingbirds, native bees and butterflies. It's also a host plant for Monarch, Queen, and Gray Hairstreak butterfly larvae.

Asclepias tuberosa is a long-lived, drought-tolerant perennial once it is established, but it doesn't like to be transplanted. It prefers well-drained soil in full sun.

Also known as Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root and Butterfly Milkweed. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 4-10.

height 24"  spacing 12"

Sowing Asclepias tuberosa Seeds

Start asclepias seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover with soil, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Or sow outdoors in the fall. Full sun.

Perennial Flower Seeds

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