Prairie Butterfly (Asclepias tuberosa) Butterfly Weed is most often a distinctive bright orange, but there is some degree of variation to be expected in flower color, ranging from deep red-orange to yellow shades. This species of milkweed does not have the milky sap typically found in other varieties. Butterfly weed does not like prolonged wet soils, rather, a full sun and dry location will ensure that it thrives and remains attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. A narrow leaved plant with multiple stems, this long lived perennial will make an attractive addition to your garden.
50 seeds per packet $3.50
Requires a cold period of at least 4-6 weeks before seeding. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost or directly sow in the fall. Broadcast seed on surface and lightly cover, allowing light to penetrate the seed directly. Soil should be kept moist. Seeds will germinate in 21-28 days.