Butterfly Weed Seeds (Asclepias tuberosa)

Butterfly Weed Seeds (Asclepias tuberosa)

Item #: 631003
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Perennial Plant Association’s 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year!

A magnet for butterflies and other pollinators, Butterfly Weed is a North American perennial valued for its summer flowers in brilliant shades of orange to red. Also called Pleurisy Root in reference to its historic use in treating lung ailments, Thomas Jefferson included this species in a list of native medicinal plants in his book, Notes on the State of Virginia (1780s).

Sow seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date at 70˚F. For improved germination, provide 4 weeks of cold, moist stratification before sowing. Transplant to 3” pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Alternatively, direct sow seeds outdoors in fall. Approximately 40 seeds per packet.

Exposure Planting Method Planting Depth Plant Spacing Size at Maturity Zone
Full Sun to Light Shade Transplant Surface Sow 1-1.5’ apart 1-2.5’H 3-9

zone4, zone5, zone6, zone7, zone8, zone9

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