Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa
250 mg packet, ~50 seeds
Help restore Monarch Butterfly habitat by planting this attractive wildflower! Clusters of solid orange flowers bloom June through August. Bees love their nectar, too!
This herbaceous perennial thrives in zones 3-9. Tolerates shallow and rocky soil, drought and deer pressure. Low-maintenance, prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Plants grow 1-3 feet high and spread 1-2 feet wide. Direct sow, as the taproot plants do not transplant well. Seedlings are easy to establish, but may take 2-3 years to flower. In the meantime, the foliage will provide critical habitat for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars.
Great for mass plantings, wildflower mixes, or even a sunny garden border.