Common Milkweed Plant Seeds
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Native plant, requires no care once established. Host plant for Monarch Butterflies. 2014 Seed now ready!!
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Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is native American plant, which is the ONLY host plant for monarch butterfly caterpillars. If you've never watched a monarch travel through its life cycle from egg to small caterpillar to large fat caterpillar to chrysalis to the Monarch, you are in for a true treat!
Common milkweed is very easy to grow from seed, it can be sown directly in the garden in early spring or started indoors 6 weeks or so before last frost and added to your garden as seedlings.
The plant has large beautiful leaves, and will grow to between 5 or 6 foot tall. I grow these in "clumps" for the most natural effect.
Your plants will be covered in awesome smelling lavender flowers in late spring / early summer. The pollinators will show up IMMEDIATELY!!
.One packet contains a minimum 100 fresh viable seed
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My seeds are harvested and cleaned by hand, and are fresh for the season specified. I never sell old seed. As a result of hand cleaning, there may be some small amount of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"natural\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" material (chafe) included with your seeds, especially the tiny ones. Just plant it with your seeds!
All seeds & plants are produced using natural methods.
Tubers are dug as weather permits, and are generally shipped on Saturdays
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