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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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Asclepias eriocarpa | Indian Kotolo Milkweed | Woollypod | 10_Seeds


This is Asclepias eriocarpa, also known as woollypod milkweed, Indian milkweed, and Kotolo. The stems of this plant contain latex which is boiled and then used to make chewing gum. The fiber in the stems can also be used to make rope and clothing. This plant likes to grow in full sun where it attracts and supports many different bees and butterflies. 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 7 to 10
Asclepias eriocarpa | Indian Kotolo Milkweed | Woollypod | 10_Seeds

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This is Asclepias eriocarpa, also known as woollypod milkweed, Indian milkweed, and Kotolo. The stems of this plant contain latex which is boiled and then used to make chewing gum. The fiber in the stems can also be used to make rope and clothing. This plant likes to grow in full sun where it attracts and supports many different bees and butterflies. 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 7 to 10
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Asclepias tuberosa | Butterfly MilkWeed | Pleurisy Root | 20_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 | 20_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 fascicularis | Mexican Whorled Narrow Leaf Milkweed | 100_Seeds


This is Asclepias fascicularis, also known as Narrow-Leaf Milkweed, and Mexican Whorled Milkweed. This perennial milkweed attracts many different birds, bees, and butterflies. Growing to a maximum height of about 4 feet these plants must live in the full sun. The blossom color changes from pale green to white and finally to a light pink starting in the middle of the Summer and lasting until early Fall. Not only is this a larval host plant for the Monarch, Queen, and Soldier Butterflies, but it is a nectar source for many other beneficial pollinators. 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 6 to 10
Asclepias fascicularis | Mexican Whorled Narrow Leaf Milkweed | 100_Seeds

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This is Asclepias fascicularis, also known as Narrow-Leaf Milkweed, and Mexican Whorled Milkweed. This perennial milkweed attracts many different birds, bees, and butterflies. Growing to a maximum height of about 4 feet these plants must live in the full sun. The blossom color changes from pale green to white and finally to a light pink starting in the middle of the Summer and lasting until early Fall. Not only is this a larval host plant for the Monarch, Queen, and Soldier Butterflies, but it is a nectar source for many other beneficial pollinators. 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 6 to 10
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Asclepias tuberosa Gay Butterflies | 10_Seeds


This is Asclepias Tuberosa Gay Butterflies.  You will enjoy the dazzling display and so will the butterflies. The blossoms are bursting with color and the blooms are several inches across. This is a nectar sources for the Gray Cooper, Banded Hairstreak, and Phaon Crescent butterflies. 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 8
Asclepias tuberosa Gay Butterflies | 10_Seeds

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This is Asclepias Tuberosa Gay Butterflies. You will enjoy the dazzling display and so will the butterflies. The blossoms are bursting with color and the blooms are several inches across. This is a nectar sources for the Gray Cooper, Banded Hairstreak, and Phaon Crescent butterflies. 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 8
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