Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa Open Pollinated

  • Herbaceous perennial to 60cm
  • Bright orange nectar rich flowers
  • Attracts butterflies

Standard seed packet, 25 seeds

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'Butterfly Weed' seeds

Asclepias tuberosa

  • Herbaceous perennial to 60cm
  • Bright orange nectar rich flowers
  • Attracts butterflies

A herbaceous perennial growing to 60cm, Butterfly Weed is a species of milkweed native to north America. Plants have narrow, lance-shaped leaves and hairy flower stems topped by clusters of bright orange flowers. Butterflies are attracted to the flower umbels, which bloom from late spring through summer and are rich in nectar. Elongated seed pods develop after flowering. Plants have tuberous roots and are drought tolerant. Use in butterfly gardens, rock gardens or meadow planting, either singly or mass planted. The seed pods can be used in flower arrangements. May be slow to establish.

Seeds per gram: 175
Product code: C5-03

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Autumn and Spring
Germination 15-30 days @ 20-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 35cm
Plant Height 60cm
Position Full or part sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 85-100 days

*Notes: Soak seeds in tap water overnight, cold stratify for 20-30 days then plant as usual.


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