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Asclepius Tuberosa

40 seeds

 

I GET A LOT OF REQUESTS FOR TROPICAL MILKWEED, AKA SILKY RED OR HELLO YELLO. I DO NOT CARRY IT, AS IT CARRIES A PARASITE THAT CAN HARM/KILL MONARCHS AND SPREAD FROM CONTACT WITH OTHER BUTTERFLIES.

PLEASE DO THE MONARCHS A FAVOR AND PURCHASE NATIVE SEEDS. TROPICAL MILKWEED IS NOT NATIVE TO THE U.S. ALL MILKWEED SEEDS IN MY SHOP ARE NATIVE AND DO NOT CARRY THIS PARASITE.

This is for 40 fresh seeds.

The host plant for the Monarch butterfly, milkweed is a must if you want to attract these gorgeous creatures.

 

They are also attractive to many other species of butterfly and hummingbirds.

This plant is a native milkweed to a large part of the United States.

These need cold stratification to germinate. They either need 30 days of less than 45 degree weather outdoors or you can store the seeds in a moist paper towel and sealed in a plastic baggie and placed in your refrigerator for one month. This is needed in warm climates or for any climate when planting in spring.

These can be grown in zones 3-9, however, these are thriving here in zone 10.

You will want at least 10 plants to satisfy the hungry caterpillars who will eat the leaves and emerge as the beautiful Monarch butterfly. They will then feed in the nectar from the flowers, lay their eggs on the stems and the process starts all over again.

I combine shipping on all seed orders, you pay one flat fee for as many seeds as you would like for no additional shipping. Orders over $35 for any combination of items in my shop ship for free!

All of my seeds are tested and guaranteed. Most of my seeds are fresh off of my own plants.

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