Showy, Asclepias (Butterfly Weed)

Flowers

Showy, Asclepias (Butterfly Weed)

Flowers

The Showy Asclepias is just like its name, a beautiful showy plant that is an excellent nectar sources for butterflies and hummingbirds! This Butterfly Weed variety is similar to Common Milkweed, but its pinkish-purple flowers have longer petals that taper more and are covered with fine hairs. The Showy Asclepias will attract butterflies and hummingbirds, especially Queen and Monarch butterflies. This plant is aggressive and should be thinned every year.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Asclepias speciosa

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

161

Seeds Per Pound

72000

Packet

100 seeds

Sow Depth

1/4"

Seeds Per Ounce

4500

Sow Method

Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.1

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

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