Butterfly Flower Orange Milkweed – Item #3459


Butterflies, including Monarchs, find the large clusters of vibrant orange flowers filled with sweet nectar irresistible. Combine with cosmos, zinnias, and echinacea for a garden that will provide food and shelter for butterflies and delight you all summer long.

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Additional information

Weight .25 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Spacing: 6-12″ (15-30cm)

Sprouts In: 20-25 days

Thinning: 12″ (30cm)

Sow in full sun and sandy, well-drained soil in spring as soon as the soil can be worked, or anytime up to two months before first fall frost. Leaves will develop the first year, flowers the second year.

Cover plants with mulch after ground freezes in the fall.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Height: 24-30″ (61-76cm)

Bloom Period: summer

Type: perennial