Asclepias Seed ( Perennial )

Asclepias creates a beautiful butterfly-attracting plant. It has beautiful flower clusters that are flat and easy for butterflies to land on and drink the rich nectar. Being a member of the milkweed family, Butterfly Weed, will attract the monarch butterfly as well as other butterfly varieties.
Plants are hardy and drought resistant. The blooms are followed by seed pods 4-5 inches long containing the seeds with their long silky hairs. The plant will die back to the root crown each winter, and it is slow to emerge in the spring. The foliage is lovely, too, extending its beauty beyond bloom time.

Many gardeners recommend a cold treatment to help Asclepias seeds germinate more quickly. To do this, dampen a paper towel, place the flower seeds on the towel and seal it in a ziploc bag. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 3 - 4 weeks.
After the cold treatment, start the seeds indoors. Do not cover the flower seeds as they need light to germinate.
Transplant the plants outdoors once temperatures are warm and plants have 4-5 leaves.


FT05 Ice Ballet Butterfly Plant ( Asclepias incarnata )
Icy white flowers, for garden or cutting, on plants growing 42 inches tall, hardy to zone 3. Cannot ship to HI
  10 Seed Package $2.50
3221 Orange Buttterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Butterfly weed is a native perennial with flat-topped, orange or yellow flower clusters at the ends of its stems or in its leaf axils. From midsummer to autumn, it produces clusters of brightly colored flowers that attract insects, followed by fruit and showy seed. Plant in a border, meadow, butterfly garden, or wildflower garden.
Very bright orange or yellow flowers. U.S. native. This plant's milky white sap may irritate skin. Its stiff, thick branches may act as treillage to support weaker neighboring plants. Attracts bees and butterflies Cannot ship to HI
  40mg pack ( about 15 seeds ) $2.25
H088 Blood Flower Asclepias currassavica
Butterflies love this plant, and it provides a great food source for them! Commonly called Mexican Butterfly Weed, Blood Flower or Tropical Milkweed, these showy plants have blooms in the colors or red, orange and yellow. In addition to the butterflies being attracted to Bloodflower plants, the plants are also used as a medicinal herb. The bloom season is long, lasting from early summer up until the first frost. The Tropical Milkweed herb is a tender perennial that if grown in containers can be wintered indoors for areas were there are freezing temperatures.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.00
JF412 Apollo Orange ( Asclepias curassavica )
Brilliant orange butterfly magnet, loves heat, summer bloomer on plants growing 30 inches tall, hardy to zone 4. Cannot ship to HI
  3mg ( about 25 seeds ) Package $2.95
JF414 Cinderella ( Asclepias incarnata )
Rose red flowers with pink centers, long lasting plants growing 32 inches tall, hardy to zone 4. Cannot ship to HI
  3mg ( about 25 seeds ) Package $2.95
JF415 Gay Butterflies Mix ( Asclepias tuberosa )

Shades of yellow, orange and red. Grows 30 inches tall, hardy to zone 4. Cannot ship to HI
  1mg ( about 10 seeds ) Package $2.95
JF416 Silky Gold ( Asclepias curassavica )
Butterfly attractor, withstands heat, drought, for garden or cut, long vase life, flowers 16 weeks from sowing. Grows 30 inches tall, hardy to zone 6. Cannot ship to HI
  3mg ( about 25 seeds ) Package $2.95
TRN032 Silky Mix ( Asclepias curassavica )
This highly unusual annual ( perennial in zone 7 and above ) add some zest to any cut flower grower's selection. Featuring attractive umbels on mid-height plants, the mixture consists of Silky Deep Red (deep red with gold on bronze foliage), Gold, and Scarlet (scarlet-red flowers with yellow anthers).
Seed is rubbed for ease of handling. Height: 24 to 28", 10 to 12" spread. Cannot ship to HI
  3mg ( about 25 seeds ) Package $2.95
JF417 Soulmate ( Asclepias incarnata )
Robust, rose umbels, flowers 90 days from seed, for garden or cutting, UltraClean seeds. Grows 36 inches tall, hardy to zone 3. Cannot ship to HI
  3mg ( about 25 seeds ) Package $2.95