Milkweed Seeds - Common

$2.95

Asclepias syriaca

Do your part to help the beautiful Monarch butterfly with this preferred food source of their caterpillars. Bright pink to red vanilla-scented flowers appear in June and July. Seeds must under go the process of stratification before sowing to ensure good germination, below are some helpful tips for stratification. Full sun. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.

SMALL FARM GROWN by Milkweed Meadows, Hendersonville, NC

Planting Information

Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
4800n/an/a70
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
Fall65-80°FFull SunLightly Tolerant
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Direct Seed1/8"6-8"215
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
24-36"21-28Perennial2-3 years

Growing Information

Site Selection

 

This tropical milkweed is hardy in zones 8-11 and grown as an annual elsewhere. Prefers full sun but will grow in partial shade. Plants thrive in well-drained, medium moisture soils. Once established, will tolerate drought.

 

Cultivation

 

Seeds can be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Sow seeds 1/8" deep and 6-8" apart. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65-80˚F. Seeds will sprout in 21-28 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 24-36" apart. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed.