Showy Milkweed Seeds, Monarch Butterfly Attractor, Pink Pollinator Flower, 100 Seeds // Open Pollinated, Non-Gmo, Asclepias Speciosa

Showy Milkweed Seeds, Monarch Butterfly Attractor, Pink Pollinator Flower, 100 Seeds // Open Pollinated, Non-Gmo, Asclepias Speciosa
Brand: Etsy - SilverlakeSeedCo
Color: Pink
3.38 GBP
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Showy Milkweed Seeds - Pink Flower Perennial Full Sun to Part Shade Zone 3 - 9 Days to Maturity: 70+ Days to Germination: 7 - 21 (chill in fridge for 4 weeks before planting) Soil: pretty resilient in any type of soil, well-drained Water: Keep moist while germinating (using spray bottle), then thoroughly at least once per week, especially while plant is establishing its root system Showy Milkweed is the great planet saver. It’s like Popeye’s spinach for Monarch Butterflies. Beautiful flowers that help save our ecosystem. These make wonderful additions to your yard or garden & will fill your yard with Monarch Butterflies thanking you! The plants will emerge in Spring & will continue to grow bigger & taller each year. Plants have large, round clusters of pink flowers. Native to most of the central & western United States, it can be found along ditches & roads as well as in moist sites of meadows & fields. Open Pollinated, Non-GMO Quantity: 100 Seeds Botanical Name: Asclepias speciosa Planting Depth: 1/4 (seeds need light to germinate) Plant Spacing: 24 Spread: 24 - 36 Height at Maturity: 24 - 40 Blooms Summer FOR BEST RESULTS: Milkweed seeds require cold stratification. Chill seeds in the refrigerator for a month before planting (put seeds in damp paper towel inside a ziplock bag & set in the fridge) Soil Temps over 70F to germinate, Milkweed needs lots of sun & warmth to grow This is not a container plant! Showy Milkweed grows a long taproot, so try to plant it where you know you want it to grow, because transplanting is very difficult. Indoor Sow: 6 - 8 weeks before last frost, harden off before transplanting outside (Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock). Milkweed roots are a tap root & do not like to be disturbed, so plant in small peat pots that will decompose or transplant before the starters get more than 3 tall. Dampen your soil with a spray bottle full of water & place 1-2 seeds into each container. Sow seeds lightly on the top of the soil. You may press in gently but they need light to germinate so don’t bury them. Outdoor Sow: Sow seeds directly outside after last frost about 1/4 deep & 15 between plants or plant in the fall & let seeds go through a natural cold stratification process. Remove spent flowers to promote blooming. Remove foliage after the first hard frost in the Winter The pink flowers provide nectar for many different butterflies, not just the Monarch. Their caterpillars feast on the foliage (and you want this!) it is their main sustenance to metamorphosize into the Monarch butterfly. Even if you find your plant was feasted upon, not to worry, it will come back thriving again next year for more butterfly sustenance. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Phytosanitary Certificate Required for Orders Going to Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore & Taiwan. Please Add Phytosanitary Certificate to your cart when purchasing your order. It is your responsibility to understand any applicable import