The Dirty Gardener Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Flowers - 30 seeds
Asclepias tuberosa asclepias tuberosa l. Butterfly weed, butterfly milkweed, orange milkweed, pleurisy root, chigger flower asclepiadaceous (milkweed family) butterfly milkweed seed. Native host plant for monarch butterflies that will regrow each spring after sowing from seed. Deep tap roots make this a good drought tolerant plant to grow in zones 3 - 9. The seeds are fresh for the current year and will require 30 days in a small airtight container in the fridge in damp growing medium or damp paper towel. Non-GMO packed weekly for best germination non treated fast shipping from The Dirty Gardener. In addition to being beautiful, Milkweed is a very important plant because it is a host for the beloved MONARCH butterfly. Monarch larva feed exclusively on Milkweeds. That means if there is no Milkweed, there would be no Monarchs :( It is also an important nectar plant for bees and other insects. The common name Milkweed was given to this plant because of its milky juice. The scientific name comes from Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses for the milkweed plants. The dried seed pods are also very interesting for dried arrangements. LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average - Dry. BLOOM TIME: Mid - Late Summer.
- The perennial tuberosa milkweed adds patches of bright orange to gardens and fields
- Attracts monarch butterflies, bees and many other pollinating insects
- Easy to grow, requires little maintenance and thrives in zones 3-9
- Grows up to 40 inches tall and does well in full sun to partial shade