Butterfly Weed Seeds - Mexican

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Butterfly Weed Seeds - Mexican

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5000 Seeds $4.99

  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 8 - 11
  • Height: 24 - 32 inches
  • Bloom Season: Summer and fall
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Environment: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Temperature: 60F
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Light Required: No
  • Depth: Do not cover
  • Sowing Rate: 5 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 2 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 24 inches
  • Care & Maintenance: See: Butterfly Weed
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Bloodflower or Mexican Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Curassavica) - Here are more Butterfly Weed seeds that produce tender evergreen perennials. 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.

How To Grow Blood Flowers: Sow Butterfly Weed seeds early in the spring. Transplant seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Mexican Butterfly Weed plants require a sunny spot in moist, fertile soil. They are not as drought tolerant as other species of milkweeds. Keep the Bloodflower plants uniformly moist, but not saturated. Pinch the tops of the plants to induce a bushy habit and provide more flowering branches. Blood Flower herb seeds can be grown as an annual in cooler climates. Sow flowers seeds indoors and transplant outdoors. Mexican Butterfly Weed seed is also considered to be a wildflower seed and once established, it will bloom until fall frosts.