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Asclepias speciosa | Showy Milkweed | Greek Milkweed | 100_Seeds


This is 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 speciosa | Showy Milkweed | Greek Milkweed | 100_Seeds

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This is 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.
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Asclepias tuberosa | Butterfly MilkWeed | Pleurisy Root | 100_Seeds


This is Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, and Pleurisy Root. Unlike many of the other milkweeds, this one prefers a dryer soil and must be planted in full sun. Another major difference between this plant and other milkweed is that this one does not have a milky sap. The orange and yellow blooms are out from mid Summer to early Fall. This milkweed attracts all kinds of wildlife, bringing in several different birds, bees, and butterflies. The hummingbirds are especially interested in this plant. This Plant is a Host Plant for the Monarch and the Queen butterflies. In places where there is no oleander Asclepias tuberosa is used as a larval host by the Polka-Dot Wasp Moth. It has been used as a larval host for the Cycnia collaris  and Unexpected Cycnia Moths. It attracts a whole assortment of butterflies as a nectar source. Documented nectar sources include the Gray Cooper, Banded Hairstreak, and Phaon Crescent butterflies. Common names include Canada Root, Chieger Flower, Chiggerflower, Fluxroot, Indian Paintbrush, Indian Posy, Orange Milkweed, Orange root, Orange Swallow wort, Silky Swallow wort, Tuber Root, Yellow Milkweed, White root, Windroot, Butterfly Love, and Butterflyweed. 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 10.
Asclepias tuberosa | Butterfly MilkWeed | Pleurisy Root | 100_Seeds

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This is Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, and Pleurisy Root. Unlike many of the other milkweeds, this one prefers a dryer soil and must be planted in full sun. Another major difference between this plant and other milkweed is that this one does not have a milky sap. The orange and yellow blooms are out from mid Summer to early Fall. This milkweed attracts all kinds of wildlife, bringing in several different birds, bees, and butterflies. The hummingbirds are especially interested in this plant. This Plant is a Host Plant for the Monarch and the Queen butterflies. In places where there is no oleander Asclepias tuberosa is used as a larval host by the Polka-Dot Wasp Moth. It has been used as a larval host for the Cycnia collaris and Unexpected Cycnia Moths. It attracts a whole assortment of butterflies as a nectar source. Documented nectar sources include the Gray Cooper, Banded Hairstreak, and Phaon Crescent butterflies. Common names include Canada Root, Chieger Flower, Chiggerflower, Fluxroot, Indian Paintbrush, Indian Posy, Orange Milkweed, Orange root, Orange Swallow wort, Silky Swallow wort, Tuber Root, Yellow Milkweed, White root, Windroot, Butterfly Love, and Butterflyweed. 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 10.
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Asclepias viridis | Green Antelopehorn | Spider Milkweed | 10_Seeds


Here I am offering seeds from Asclepias viridis, also known as green milkweed, green antelopehorn, and spider milkweed. This low maintanance milkweed grows to about 2 feet tall in almost any soil. This plant likes to live in the full sun and blooms from late Spring into the middle of the Summer. Grow this one in the full sun where it will be a very popular plant with the bees, birds, and butterflies. It is a larval host plant of the Monarch butterfly. 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 viridis | Green Antelopehorn | Spider Milkweed | 10_Seeds

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Here I am offering seeds from Asclepias viridis, also known as green milkweed, green antelopehorn, and spider milkweed. This low maintanance milkweed grows to about 2 feet tall in almost any soil. This plant likes to live in the full sun and blooms from late Spring into the middle of the Summer. Grow this one in the full sun where it will be a very popular plant with the bees, birds, and butterflies. It is a larval host plant of the Monarch butterfly. 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.
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Asclepias arenaria | Sand Milkweed | 20_Seeds


This is Asclepias arenaria, also known as Sand Milkweed. Growing 3 feet tall this plant likes to live in full sun. This plant attracts bees, and butterflies, while it is resistant to deer. From late Spring to the middle of Summer this asclepia has light green blossoms. 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 arenaria | Sand Milkweed | 20_Seeds

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This is Asclepias arenaria, also known as Sand Milkweed. Growing 3 feet tall this plant likes to live in full sun. This plant attracts bees, and butterflies, while it is resistant to deer. From late Spring to the middle of Summer this asclepia has light green blossoms. 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.
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Asclepias curassavica | Butterfly Bush | Scarlet Milkweed | 200_Seeds


Here I am offering seeds from Asclepias curassavica, also known as bloodflower, hierba de la cucaracha, redhead, scarlet milkweed, cotton bush, Mexican butterfly weed, Swallow wort, and wild ipecacuanha. Asclepias curassavica likes to grow in full sun and prefers a soil that is on the drier side. The birds, bees, and butterflies have a great time on this plant. It really causes quite a lot of attention. Asclepias curassavica is adored by the hummingbirds and they can not seem to get enough of this one. Many people grow Bloodflower because it is a favorite with the Tigers, Milkweeds, Monarchs, and Queens butterflies. Asclepias curassavica is a larval host plant for many butterflies in the Danaus Genus and others. Some documented butterflies that use Bloodflower as a larval host and as a nectar plant are the Monarch, African Monarch, Southern Monarch, Jamaican Monarch, Queen, Soldier, and Giant Swallowtail butterflies. Graduate student Dara Satterfield is making an educated guess that better availability of Asclepias curassavica in conjunction with warmer winters, may have an unhealthy impact on Monarch butterflies and their migration. The science to back up this idea will not be complete for a couple years, but just to be safe I cut mine to the ground for the Winter because if there is a problem this will solve it, and if there is not a problem then the plant will grow back next season.<br> This is a very sensitive subject in the Monarch world,  said Satterfield. We just do not have the data right now. Another popular use for this plant is as a cut flower for its strong exotic appearance. 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 8 to 11
Asclepias curassavica | Butterfly Bush | Scarlet Milkweed | 200_Seeds

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Here I am offering seeds from Asclepias curassavica, also known as bloodflower, hierba de la cucaracha, redhead, scarlet milkweed, cotton bush, Mexican butterfly weed, Swallow wort, and wild ipecacuanha. Asclepias curassavica likes to grow in full sun and prefers a soil that is on the drier side. The birds, bees, and butterflies have a great time on this plant. It really causes quite a lot of attention. Asclepias curassavica is adored by the hummingbirds and they can not seem to get enough of this one. Many people grow Bloodflower because it is a favorite with the Tigers, Milkweeds, Monarchs, and Queens butterflies. Asclepias curassavica is a larval host plant for many butterflies in the Danaus Genus and others. Some documented butterflies that use Bloodflower as a larval host and as a nectar plant are the Monarch, African Monarch, Southern Monarch, Jamaican Monarch, Queen, Soldier, and Giant Swallowtail butterflies. Graduate student Dara Satterfield is making an educated guess that better availability of Asclepias curassavica in conjunction with warmer winters, may have an unhealthy impact on Monarch butterflies and their migration. The science to back up this idea will not be complete for a couple years, but just to be safe I cut mine to the ground for the Winter because if there is a problem this will solve it, and if there is not a problem then the plant will grow back next season.
This is a very sensitive subject in the Monarch world, said Satterfield. We just do not have the data right now. Another popular use for this plant is as a cut flower for its strong exotic appearance. 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 8 to 11
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