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Milkweed seed- Butterfly : Dark green leaves and orange flowers.
Milkweed seed- Butterfly : Dark green leaves and orange flowers.

Milkweed - Butterfly

Asclepias tuberosa

Lovely orange flowers cluster together against dark green leaves. Very attractive to butterflies. Plants grow 18-30" high. Seeds must be stratified before sowing. Full sun. Summer blooming perennial.

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
4800 n/a n/a 70
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Fall 65-80°F Full Sun Lightly Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/8" 6-8" 100
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
24-36" 21-28 Perennial 2-3 years

Site Selection

These North American native milkweeds are hardy perennials that will tolerate full sun to partial shade and thrive in a wide variety of soils.

Cultivation

For best results, expose seeds to moist, cold conditions (stratification) prior to sowing. For cold stratification, place seeds in moist potting soil or sand and store in a refrigerator for 4-6 weeks. After stratification, sow seeds in containers or direct seed outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 1/8-1/4" deep and 6-8" apart. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65-80˚F. Seeds will sprout in 10-28 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 24-36" apart.

Seeds can also be direct sown outdoors in the fall where they will stratify naturally and germinate the following spring.

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