Mexican Butterfly Weed Seeds - Tropical Milkweed Wildflower Seed

Milkweed Seeds - Tropical

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Flower Specifications

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

Planting Directions

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: Butterfly Weed

Sunset Flower

Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) - Here are more Tropical Milkweed 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 Milkweed: 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.