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75 Showy Milkweed - Greek Milkweed Seeds

75 Showy Milkweed - Greek Milkweed Seeds

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In addition to being beautiful, Milkweed is a very important plant because it is a host for the beloved MONARCH butterfly. Monarch larvae feed exclusively on Milkweeds. That means if there is no Milkweed, there would be no Monarchs :( It is also an important nectar plant for bees & other insects.

The common name Milkweed was given to this plant because of its milky juice. The scientific name comes from Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses for the milkweed plants. The dried seed pods are also very interesting for dried arrangements.

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 2 - 9
Height: 40 inches
Bloom Season: June - August
Bloom Color: Purple-Pink
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Tolerant of poor, dry soils, pH 5.8 - 7.2

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow seed, do not cover
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 36 inches

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