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Butterflyweed Seed - Heirloom

Butterflyweed / Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

  • Plant Type:Perennial, Flower, Heirloom,Organic, medicinal
  • Height:2-3'
  • Width:n/a
  • Bloom Time: mid summer/Fall
  • Bloom Color: bright orange
  • Exposure:full sun
  • Moisture: average
  • Soil: well drained
  • Maintenance: low
  • Harvest/maturity: n/a
  • Germination: 7-12 days
  • Zone: 4-7
  • Description: Beautiful bright orange flowers cover the plant from mid-summer until early fall. Attracts bees, hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. Blooms reliably from seed the first year if sown early. Plants will reach 2-3' in dry sandy soil and in well drained loams.

    Planting: Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil in pots. Germination will occur with no treatment but benefits from cold stratification. Do not overwater. Transplant outdoors 12-24" apart when light frost is still possible.

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