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Asclepias speciosa| Showy Milkweed| Greek Milkweed


Showy Milkweed, Greek Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. This plant likes to live in the full sun where it attracts all sorts of bees, butterflies, and birds. This is a larval host plant of the Monarch butterfly. This perennial plant can get up to 6 feet high in good conditions, and sports gorgeous pink, rose and purple blossoms. This plant is less spreading and more manageable than most of the other milkweeds. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9

Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed Greek Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed Greek Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed Greek Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed Greek Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa| Showy Milkweed| Greek Milkweed

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Here I am offering Seeds from Asclepias speciosa, also known as Greek Milkweed, and Showy Milkweed. This plant likes to live in the full sun where it attracts all sorts of bees, butterflies, and birds. This is a larval host plant of the Monarch butterfly. This perennial plant can get up to 6 feet high in good conditions, and sports gorgeous pink, rose and purple blossoms. This plant is less spreading and more manageable than most of the other milkweeds. Asclepias in general are documented nectar sources for the Monarch, Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper, Dina Yellow, Carus Skipper, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and Falcate Metalmark butterflies. It is also the nectar source for the Clarks sphinx, and Milkweed Tussock moths. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9








Asclepias sullivantii | Prairie Milkweed


Here I am offering Seeds from Asclepias sullivantii, also known as Prairie Milkweed. This wonderful asclepias is similar to common milkweed, but it is less aggressive and works great in a garden. This milkweed is listed as threatened in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, so this would be a great butterfly garden plant for any of those states. Asclepias in general are documented nectar sources for the Monarch, Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper, Dina Yellow, Carus Skipper, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and Falcate Metalmark butterflies. It is also the nectar source for the Clarks sphinx, and Milkweed Tussock moths. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9

Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed
Asclepias sullivantii | Prairie Milkweed

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Here I am offering Seeds from Asclepias sullivantii, also known as Prairie Milkweed. This wonderful asclepias is similar to common milkweed, but it is less aggressive and works great in a garden. This milkweed is listed as threatened in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, so this would be a great butterfly garden plant for any of those states. Asclepias in general are documented nectar sources for the Monarch, Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper, Dina Yellow, Carus Skipper, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and Falcate Metalmark butterflies. It is also the nectar source for the Clarks sphinx, and Milkweed Tussock moths. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9








Asclepias syriaca | Milkweed | Butterfly Flower | Silkweed


Here I am offering Seeds from Asclepias syriaca, also known as common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow wort, and Virginia silkweed. Help the Monarchs, and all of the other butterflies, and even the honey bees for that matter, by giving them what they need to survive, reproduce, and flourish. This is not only the best North American Monarch butterfly plant to have, it is also the best honey bee milkweed in the sense that it produces the highest yield of honey compared to the other milkweeds. This milkweed is a Perennial Herb that can grow up to about 9 feet tall, and it is a big hit with all of the birds, bees and butterflies. Asclepias syriaca is a long time larval host plant of the Monarch, Queen and Soldier butterflies. It is also the larval host of the Milkweed Tussock Moth. Among the documented butterflies who use Asclepias syriaca as a nectar source are the American Lady, Black Swallowtail, Great Spangled Fritillary, Monarch Painted Lady, Queen, Question Mark, Red Admiral, Red-spotted Purple, Zebra Swallowtail, Silver-spotted Skipper, Silvery Checkerspot, Spicebush Swallowtail, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Banded Hairstreak, Delaware Skipper, Baltimore Checkerspot, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Fiery Skipper, Gray Hairstreak , Mourning Cloak, Orange Sulphur, Little Glassywing, Zabulon Skipper, Southern Cloudywing, Hoary Edge, Lorquin Admiral, Pecks Skipper, Red-banded Hairstreak, Sachem, Spring Azure, Common Sootywing, Juniper Hairstreak, Eastern Pine Elfin, Hobomok Skipper, White-M Hairstreak, Atlantis Fritillary, Northern Cloudywing, Two-spotted Skipper, Dun Skipper, Hickory Hairstreak, Striped Hairstreak, Long Dash, Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail, Dion Skipper, Ottoe Skipper, Delaware Skipper, Ruddy Daggerwing, Baltimore Checkerspot, Diana Fritillary, Black Swallowtail, and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. The Nessus sphinx Moth is also known to nectar this plant. Asclepias syriaca is a mid Summer bloomer with bursts of rose and mauve colored flowers. This plant loves to live in full sun, but does fairly well in partial shade as well. This is the plant people generally think of when the term milkweed is used. It is somewhat historical in the sense that Asclepias syriaca was detailed in Cornuts 1635 work Canadensium Plantarum Historia, making it one of the earliest documented North American species. Not only is this a Host Plant for the Monarch Butterfly, but the butterflies and the larvae use glycosides from the plant to make themselves toxic to birds and other animals who might want to eat them. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9

Asclepias syriaca Milkweed Butterfly Flower Silkweed

Asclepias syriaca Milkweed Butterfly Flower Silkweed

Asclepias syriaca Milkweed Butterfly Flower Silkweed

Asclepias syriaca Milkweed Butterfly Flower Silkweed
Asclepias syriaca | Milkweed | Butterfly Flower | Silkweed

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Here I am offering Seeds from Asclepias syriaca, also known as common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow wort, and Virginia silkweed. Help the Monarchs, and all of the other butterflies, and even the honey bees for that matter, by giving them what they need to survive, reproduce, and flourish. This is not only the best North American Monarch butterfly plant to have, it is also the best honey bee milkweed in the sense that it produces the highest yield of honey compared to the other milkweeds. This milkweed is a Perennial Herb that can grow up to about 9 feet tall, and it is a big hit with all of the birds, bees and butterflies. Asclepias syriaca is a mid Summer bloomer with bursts of rose and mauve colored flowers. This plant loves to live in full sun, but does fairly well in partial shade as well. This is the plant people generally think of when the term milkweed is used. It is somewhat historical in the sense that Asclepias syriaca was detailed in Cornuts 1635 work Canadensium Plantarum Historia, making it one of the earliest documented North American species. Not only is this a Host Plant for the Monarch Butterfly, but the butterflies and the larvae use glycosides from the plant to make themselves toxic to birds and other animals who might want to eat them. Asclepias syriaca is a long time larval host plant of the Monarch, Queen and Soldier butterflies. It is also the larval host of the Milkweed Tussock Moth. Asclepias in general are documented nectar sources for the Monarch, Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper, Dina Yellow, Carus Skipper, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and Falcate Metalmark butterflies. It is also the nectar source for the Clarks sphinx, and again the Milkweed Tussock moth. Among the many documented butterflies who use Asclepias syriaca as a nectar source are the American Lady, Black Swallowtail, Great Spangled Fritillary, Monarch, Painted Lady, Queen, Question Mark, Red Admiral, Red-spotted Purple, Zebra Swallowtail, Silver-spotted Skipper, Silvery Checkerspot, Spicebush Swallowtail, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Banded Hairstreak, Delaware Skipper, Baltimore Checkerspot, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Fiery Skipper, Gray Hairstreak , Mourning Cloak, Orange Sulphur, Little Glassywing, Zabulon Skipper, Southern Cloudywing, Hoary Edge, Lorquin Admiral, Pecks Skipper, Red-banded Hairstreak, Sachem, Spring Azure, Common Sootywing, Juniper Hairstreak, Eastern Pine Elfin, Hobomok Skipper, White-M Hairstreak, Atlantis Fritillary, Northern Cloudywing, Two-spotted Skipper, Dun Skipper, Hickory Hairstreak, Striped Hairstreak, Long Dash, Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail, Dion Skipper, Ottoe Skipper, Delaware Skipper, Ruddy Daggerwing, Baltimore Checkerspot, Diana Fritillary, Black Swallowtail, and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. The Nessus sphinx Moth is also known to nectar this plant. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9