Monarch Butterfly Perennial Wildflower Seed Collection

5 Butterfly Favorites Collection

These five easy-to-grow perennials will help create habitat for Monarch butterflies and add beautiful color to your garden. The collection includes three varieties of Asclepias (Milkweed), the only food source for Monarch caterpillars.
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HC017197
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Monarch Butterfly Perennial Wildflower Seed Collection
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SKU
HC017197
Common Name
5 Butterfly Favorites Collection
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca, Asclepias incarnata, Eupatorium fistulosum, Solidago rigida
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Ships As
Seed
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall, Mid - Late Fall
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Mixtures
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO
Yes
Ships To Canada
No
Item Package Size
Collection of Packets
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower & Asclepias (Milkweed) Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Asclepias (Milkweed) seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms to protect the seedlings from frost and drought and will germinate after a 30 day stratification period. In fall: Planting after frost will provide necessary cold stratification. In spring: For best results, mix seeds with equal amounts of damp sand and place the mixture in a sealed plastic bag. Store in a refrigerator for 30 days before planting.
  2. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  3. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  4. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  5. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  6. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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