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Milkweed Seeds - Tropical

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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.

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ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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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

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Asclepias Curassavica

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.

Medicinal uses

In addition to bees and butterflies being attracted to Bloodflower plants, they are also used medicinally. Milkweed sap can be applied to skin to remove warts. The roots and leaves were used to cure dysentery, suppress coughs, and to treat fever and asthma.

tropical milkweed flowers

Milkweed seed | tropical

How to grow

How To Grow Milkweed From Seed: 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.

  • Sowing Rate: 5 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 2 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 8 - 11 days
  • Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover
mexican butterfly weed

Flower Specifications

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.

  • Height: 24 - 32 inches
  • USDA Zones: 8 - 11
  • Season: Perennial
  • 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

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PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

28 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

Orange

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Sharply-drained, even rocky, pH 5.8 - 7.2

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Asclepias Tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa) - Butterfly Weed flower seed creates a beautiful butterfly-attracting plant. It has bright orange 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. It is also resistant to drought.

Medicinal uses

The root of Butterfly Weed is the most commonly used part of the plant. It is broken down and powdered, used to treat pleurisy, a lung complication that causes trouble and pain with breathing.

butterfly milkweed flowers

Milkweed seed | butterfly

How to grow

How To Grow Butterfly Milkweed From Seed: Many gardeners recommend a cold treatment to help Asclepias Tuberosa 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 Butterfly Weed seeds indoors. Do not cover the flower seeds as they need light to germinate.

Transplant the Butterfly Weed plants outdoors once temperatures are warm and plants have 4 - 5 leaves. Butterfly Weed care would include following a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. After established, it is considered quite drought tolerant.  For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 - 3 years in early spring.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 28 - 42 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover
milkweed butterfly seeds

Flower Specifications

Asclepias Tuberosa 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.

  • Height: 28 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

28 - 42 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover

SOWING RATE

2 - 4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 8

HEIGHT

28 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

Mix

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Sharply-drained, even rocky, pH 5.8 - 7.2

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Asclepias Tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa Gay Butterflies) - Start some Butterfly Weed seeds for both your garden and your neighbor's as well! Asclepias Gay Butterflies is not only an attractive drought tolerant perennial but it is also a wonderful food source for many beneficial insects. These Butterfly Weed giant flower heads are more than 5 inches across and in vivid shades of red, yellow, and orange. These vigorous Butterfly Weed plants can bloom from early summer until frost, and they flowers are also great for cutting.

Butterfly Weed AKA Milkweed is a trouble-free wonder in the sunny garden. It readily establishes from flower seed, and then it blooms unchecked through the most severe heat and drought. Winter-hardy as well, Asclepias Tuberosa Gay Butterflies returns for years to repeat its glorious show!

Many gardeners recommend a cold treatment to help Asclepias Tuberosa 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 Butterfly Milkweed seeds indoors. Do not cover the flower seeds as they need light to germinate. Transplant the Butterfly Milkweed plants outdoors once temperatures are warm and plants have 4 - 5 leaves.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

28 - 42 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover

SOWING RATE

2 - 4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 8

HEIGHT

24 - 48 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

Rose

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Consistently moist, pH 6.1 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Asclepias Incarnata

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata Carmine - Rose) - This cousin of Butterfly Weed known as Swamp Milkweed blooms the first year from flower seed and tolerates heat, humidity, and even drought! Asclepias Incarnata flowers are fragrant, colorful, and carefree! Growing Asclepias flower seeds is so rewarding knowing that these plants will soon be providing a food source for beneficial insects.


Nice for cutting

Butterfly Weed flowers are also nice for cutting, and the blooms are long-lasting in fresh and dried bouquets. Swamp Milkweed has flat-topped flower clusters that are easy for butterflies to land on, and they are vanilla-scented and rich in nectar.

milkweed rose flowers

Milkweed seed | carmine-rose

How to grow

How To Grow Milkweed From Seed: Many gardeners recommend a cold treatment to help Butterfly Weed 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 Butterfly Weed seeds indoors. Do not cover the flower seeds as they need light to germinate. Transplant the Butterfly Weed plants outdoors once temperatures are warm and the plants have 4 - 5 leaves.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover
carmine rose milkweed

Flower Specifications

Asclepias Incarnata is prized for attracting monarch butterflies, and its foliage is sufficiently tender for larvae to feed on making this plant very valuable to the monarch butterfly population. This native American plant loves full sun and thrives in heat, humidity, and even drought. Butterfly Weed plants prefer full sun and well-draining soil.

  • Height: 24 - 48 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 8
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

40F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Do not cover

SOWING RATE

4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

36 - 48 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Consistently moist, pH 6.1 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Asclepias Incarnata

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata White) - Asclepias Incarnata Ice Ballet is a marvelous long-blooming, bright white cousin of Butterfly Weed. It readily establishes from Asclepias flower seeds, and it produces clear white flowers and dark green foliage. Flowers are long lasting and bloom early summer and into the fall depending on the weather. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.

Great cut flower

Asclepias Swamp Milkweed is actually a prized perennial for attracting monarch butterflies and supporting the monarch caterpillars. Asclepias Ice Ballet makes a great garden flower or cut flower.

milkweed white flowers

Milkweed seed | white

How to grow

How To Grow Swamp Milkweed From Seed: Butterfly Weed seeds may have improved germination after a cold treatment. Dampen a paper towel, place the flower seeds on the towel and seal in a ziploc bag. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 3 - 4 weeks.

After the cold treatment, sow Asclepias flowers seeds indoors early in the spring. Transplant seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Full sun is best and some shade is tolerated, though blooming time and color may suffer.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover
white milkweed seeds

Flower Specifications

Asclepias Incarnata seeds are a great way to grow these virtually hassle-free perennials that offer three to four months of vanilla-scented, white flowers in clean clusters. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one.

  • Height: 36 - 48 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

40F for 2 - 3 weeks; followed by 68 - 72F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Do not cover

SOWING RATE

4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 8

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

June - August

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Deep, gritty sharply-drained soils. Tolerant of gritty, even rocky soils; pH 5.8 - 7.2

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Asclepias Tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa Hello Yellow) - Starting Butterfly Weed seeds is so rewarding, and soon this treasured drought tolerant perennial will have many visitors! Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed produces many golden yellow, flat-topped flower clusters in early June which will last for months. Green pods full of flower seeds with silky white hairs follow the flowers.

Great for cutting

As the name implies, Butterfly Weed is an important plant for attracting a variety of butterflies to your property, especially monarch butterflies. Butterfly Milkweed flowers are also great for cutting.

milkweed yellow flowers

Milkweed seed | hello yellow

How to grow

How To Grow Milkweed From Seed: Many gardeners recommend a cold treatment to help Asclepias Tuberosa 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 Butterfly Milkweed seeds indoors. Do not cover the flower seeds as they need light to germinate. Transplant the Butterfly Weed plants outdoors once temperatures are warm and plants have 4 - 5 leaves.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 28 - 42 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover
hello yellow milkweed

Flower Specifications

Asclepias Tuberosa Hello Yellow Milkweed has flower colors which range from lemony yellow to tangerine yellow. Butterflies land easily on the flat flower clusters and feed on the rich nectar of these Butterfly Weed plants. These perennials prefer a position in full sun and like dry, well-draining, even gritty soil.

  • Height: 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 8
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

28 - 42 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover

SOWING RATE

2 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seed moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 8

HEIGHT

48 - 60 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

Pink

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Consistently moist, pH 6.1 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Asclepias Incarnata

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata) - This cousin of Butterfly Weed known as Swamp Milkweed blooms the first year from flower seed and tolerates heat, humidity, and even drought! Asclepias Incarnata flowers are fragrant, colorful, and carefree! A magnet for butterflies, Swamp Milkweed has flat-topped flower clusters that are easy for butterflies to land on, and they are vanilla-scented and rich in nectar. Growing Asclepias flower seeds is so rewarding knowing that these plants will soon be providing a food source for beneficial insects. Plants are typically found along streams and ditches or in moist areas of meadows and prairies.  Plants grow 4 to 5 feet tall and have clusters of pink to mauve flowers at the tops of branches.

Asclepias Incarnata is prized for attracting monarch butterflies, and its foliage is sufficiently tender for larvae to feed on making this plant very valuable to the monarch butterfly population. Swamp Milkweed flowers are also nice for cutting, and the blooms are long-lasting in fresh and dried bouquets. This native American plant loves full sun and thrives in heat, humidity, and even drought. Swamp Milkweed plants prefer full sun and well-draining soil.

Many gardeners recommend a cold treatment to help Swamp Milkweed 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 Swamp Milkweed seeds indoors. Do not cover the flower seeds as they need light to germinate. Transplant the Swamp Milkweed plants outdoors once temperatures are warm and the plants have 4 - 5 leaves.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

40F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Do not cover

SOWING RATE

4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

Videos

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