Butterfly Weed Seed- 50 Seeds from The Dirty Gardener
There is not much of a better attractant for butterfly then Butterfly weed flowers. Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant growing to 0.3-1 metre (10 in-3 ft 3 in) tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early fall. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5-12 cm long and 2-3 cm broad. This plant favors dry, sand or gravel soil, but has also been reported on stream margins. It requires full sun. It is commonly known as Butterfly Weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the Queen and Monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are also attracted. Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 3 - 9 Height: 28 inches Bloom Color: Orange Sowing Rate: 2 - 4 seeds per plant
- Sew at 2-3 seeds per plant.
- Native to North America
- Asclepias tuberosa
- Height of 28 Inches
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