Butterfly Flower Showy Milkweed Seeds

Butterfly Flower Showy Milkweed Seeds

Asclepias speciosa

Item #1320

Perennial. Invite monarch butterflies to your garden with the stunning blooms of this robust, shrub-like perennial. Also called Greek Milkweed, this species is drought tolerant once established and grows best in well-drained soils. Plants have green to silvery-green foliage and stems that are often soft and fuzzy. In summer, pink to white flowers are followed by decorative, woolly seedpods that are beautiful in dried arrangements. Native throughout much of the western United States. Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer.
Deer resistant.

Seedling Image


Full sun

Blooms summer

2'-6' tall

Days to Emerge:
14-28 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 16" - 24"

When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 16" - 24"

When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and up to 8 weeks before first fall frost.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Special germination instructions: Benefits greatly from stratification (see inside of packet).

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