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Asclepias viridis | Green Antelopehorn | Spider Milkweed | 20_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 | 20_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 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 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 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 stenophylla | Slimleaf Milkweed | 10_Seeds


This is Asclepias stenophylla, also known as Slimleaf Milkweed. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 10.
Asclepias stenophylla | Slimleaf Milkweed | 10_Seeds

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This is Asclepias stenophylla, also known as Slimleaf Milkweed. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 10.
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