(Additional Butterfly Weeds can be found in Annual Butterfly Weed)
BUTTERFLY WEED SEEDS
Asclepias incarnata, A. tuberosa
The King of all plants - if you happen to be a butterfly!
MILKMAID Butterfly Weed Seeds
Magnificent pure white flowers in flat umbels on long, strong stems. Bred especially to be a long-lasting cut flower; of course butterflies are mad about them. Grows to 3.5-4 feet tall. Easy to germinate seeds. Winter hardy to zone 3. Grows nicely with: 'Hakone White' Balloon Flower, 'Magnus Superior' Echinacea, 'Golden Yellow' Hollyhock, and 'Mystica' Penstemon.
Produces absolutely beautiful deep rose pink flowers in large umbels in only 3 months from sowing. They are superb cut flowers, and of course the butterflies find them irresistible. Long blooming. Grows to 3.5 feet tall and is a stunning background plant. Easy to germinate seeds. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Combines beautifully with 'Blacknight' Hollyhock.
Heat and drought tolerant plants, large 6 inch clusters of vibrant flowers in shades of red, yellow, orange and bronze. Blooms attract swarms of butterflies, are excellent cut flowers. Grows to 3 feet tall, flowers in summer. Winter hardy to zone 3. Germination uneven over 21-90 days. Grows nicely with: Big Betony, 'Sundrops' Evening Primrose, 'Sunburst Colours' Penstemon, 'Blue Cap' Sea Holly, and 'Banana Custard' Verbascum.
Three foot plants produce large, 6 inch clusters of vibrant orange flowers that attract swarms of butterflies in summer. Winter hardy to zone 3. Seeds occasionally require chilling, instructions included. Germination uneven over a period of 21-90 days.
How to grow BUTTERFLY WEED Plants
Comments: Full sun. Asclepias incarnata (Milkmaid and Soulmate) thrive in moist, even wet soils, will easily adapt to average garden watering. Asclepias tuberosa (Orange and Gay Butterflies) tolerate heat and drought, require only occasional water once established, will happily accept average moisture with good drainage. All of our Butterfly Weeds attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and are important nectar sources for a wide range of butterflies, most notably the Monarch. To promote Monarch butterfly caterpillars, Asclepias incarnata is the host most preferred by these magnificent butterflies. Plants are deer and rabbit resistant.