Packet of 20 Seeds for growing Perennial Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca. $1.00 shipping!
Help the Monarch Butterfly population by growing this incredible native host plant! 42 species of butterflies are attracted to this plant.
Loved by a variety of pollinators and butterflies, Pink Common Milkweed is a gorgeous perennial prized for its large, flat-topped clusters of pink flowers. This awesome flower will grow well in full sun and thrives in most any garden soil. You can expect Monarch butterflies to frequent your garden with the addition of this plant where they will lay eggs for the Monarch caterpillar!
Common Milkweed/ Asclepias syriaca Bloom Color: Rose-purple Bloom period: June-Aug Height: 3-5’ Plant: full sun, part shade
Planting instructions: Spring planting: place entire seed packet in refrigerator for 30 to 45 days before the last Spring frost in your area. After danger of frost has passed, scatter seed mix into a raked and prepared flower bed. Press seed firmly into soil then water the area lightly but thoroughly. Most seed will emerge in several weeks, some seed may require a longer germination period. Fall planting: Scatter seed into a raked and prepared flower bed. Press seed firmly into soil then water the area lightly but thoroughly. Seed sown in the fall will emerge in the Spring at the proper time for your region.
If all seeds do not sprout the 1st season, be patient! They will likely sprout in the next growing season
Packet of 20 ships in a small brown envelope with the name and quantity hand printed on the packet. Saving you money and helping us to share our bounty with you! Please refer back to this listing for planting instructions.
**Photos of plants are from our garden, the Dunbar Memorial Garden and Monarch Waystation and were taken during the 2017 growing season*
Fast delivery. I loved the packaging made from recycled materials.