(Additional Butterfly Weeds can be found in "Perennial Butterfly Weed" )


Bloodflower, Tropical Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica

How to plant Butterfly Weed seeds

Silky Gold Butterfly Weed - Annual Flower Seeds AN11690

SILKY GOLD Butterfly Weed

A tropical butterfly weed which grows to 3 ft. tall and spreads to 1 ft. wide. It produces luminous, golden-yellow, umbel type flower heads from summer right up until frost.

Don't confuse this with the common butterfly weed, which is not nearly as showy. An excellent choice for accents and background plantings. And yes, of course, butterfly weed is the King of all the plants if you happen to be a butterfly.

40 seeds - $2.99

How to Plant Butterfly Weed Seeds

Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70-85°F germination is in 10-20 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 1-2 ft. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.