(Additional Butterfly Weeds can be found in Annual Butterfly Weed
BUTTERFLY WEED SEEDS
Swamp Milkweed, Pleurisy Root
Asclepias incarnata, A. tuberosa
SOULMATE Butterfly Weed Asclepias incarnata
Soulmate butterfly weed produces absolutely beautiful deep rose-pink flowers in large umbels, and within 3 months of sowing. Of course butterflies find them irresistible. Butterfly weeeds are superb cut flowers. Long-blooming 3.5 ft. tall plants are stunning at back of borders. Leaves are dark green, long and smooth. Seeds are easy to germinate. Winter hardy to zone 3. Grow Soulmate butterfly weed with Russian sage and Blacknight hollyhock.
|30 seeds - $2.99|
MILKMAID Butterfly Weed 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 - $2.49|
ORANGE Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Large 6 in. clusters of vibrant-orange flowers on 3 ft. tall plants. Blooms 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.
|25 seeds - $2.99|
GAY BUTTERFLIES Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Heat and drought tolerant, 3 ft. tall plants produce large 6 in. clusters of vibrant summer flowers. Colors include shades of red, yellow, orange, and bronze. Flowers attract swarms of butterflies, are excellent for cutting. Winter hardy to zone 3. Germination uneven over a period of 21-90 days. Grow Gay Butterflies butterfly weed with big betony, Sundrops evening primrose, Sunburst Colours penstemon, Blue Cap sea holly, and Banana Custard verbascum.
|15 seeds - $ 3.49|
How to 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.
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.