Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, 30 Seeds Per Pack, GMO Free, Heirloom Medicinals, Organic, Apocynaceae

30 seeds per pack

Name: Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca
Scientific Name: Asclepias syriaca
Family: Apocynaceae

This classic variety of milkweed is a must have for any butterfly garden. This tall variety is perfect for producing plenty of foliage for hungry caterpillars to eat and monarch butterflies to lay their eggs on. Clusters of pale flowers also tend to attract a large variety of pollinators, and plenty of them. With it also being easy to grow and showy you’ll see why this variety is the common one.

Origination: North America
Recommended Uses: Butterfly garden
Height: 8.5 ft (2.6 m)
Hardiness: zones: USDA 4-9
Flower Color: white, pale purple/pink
Other Names: common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, Virginia silkweed

Growing Instructions:
Milkweed grows best in sandy and well-draining soils in sunny areas as it is not shade tolerant. You may plant milkweed directly in beds or in pots if you wish to keep them from spreading. When planting beds, plant groupings of seeds at least a foot and a half (.5 m) apart – lightly coving the seeds with soil, and keeping moist until germination. Planting is usually best done in early spring or fall. If the plants get defoliated from caterpillars eating the plants down to the stem, the plant may be cared for normally as it will foliate within a few weeks.


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