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2024 Seed Catalog

Butterfly Weed Milkmaid - Asclepias incarnata



Butterfly Weed Seeds

Asclepias incarnata

Milkmaid butterfly weed is known for magnificent flat umbels of pure-white flowers. Bred to be a long-lasting cut flower, blooms are held on long, strong stems. Butterflies are mad about them. Plants grow 3.5-4 ft. tall. Seeds are easy to germinate. Winter hardy to zone 3. Grow Milkmaid butterfly weed with Hakone White balloon flower, Magnus Superior Echinacea, Golden Yellow hollyhock, and Mystica penstemon.

20 seeds - $3.49
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Growing Milk­maid Butterfly Weed Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Butterfly Weed Seeds: Full sun. Asclepias incarnata (Milkmaid and Soulmate) thrive in moist, even wet soils, will adapt to average garden water. Asclepias tuberosa (Orange and Gay Butterflies) tolerate heat and drought, need only occasional water once established, will happily accept average moisture with good drainage.

Grow Butterfly Weed: All of our perennial butterfly weeds attract bees and hummingbirds, 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. Plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Learn more about monarch butterflies and butterfly weed.

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