(Asclepias currasavica) This is the Monarchs’ preferred Milkweed species when they are in Mexico. Beautiful yellow and red blooms are gorgeous in the garden and will be covered in all types of butterflies (including the Zebra Swallowtail pictured). Blooms continuously from mid-summer until frost from a warm planting (unlike the native Milkweeds which should be cold-sown). Excellent in containers (the only milkweed we have that thrives in a pot). Most/full sun - Plant seeds in warm conditions. 3-4 feet - Annual - 25+ seeds.
(Asclepias tuberosa) Used as a medicinal plant by Native Americans, Orange Butterfly Milkweed was quickly adopted as an ornamental by early American gardeners. Vivid orange blooms are produced in mid-summer. The blooms attract and feed many types of butterflies, bees, and even hummingbirds. Easy to grow from seed, this perennial thrives in poor conditions once established. 3-4 feet. Full sun. Plant seeds in cold conditions. Perennial. 25+ seeds,
(Asclepias syriaca) A native US milkweed, Common Milkweed is an excellent perennial that increases in height each year until reaching a maximum of about 6 feet. The pink flowers are produced on large spherical clusters and have a beautiful vanilla/cherry fragrance. Eventual height of 6-7 feet. Full sun. Plant seeds in cold conditions. Perennial. 25+ seeds.
(Asclepias incarnata) Native to the eastern US and grown as an ornamental in US gardens since the early 1800s, this pretty pink milkweed produces upright bloom clusters full of food for all sorts of butterflies. Pink Butterfly tolerates wet conditions well (another common name is "Swamp Milkweed") and attracts many butterflies. 4-6 feet. Most to full sun. Plant seeds in cold conditions. Perennial. 25+ seeds.
(Asclepias speciosa) This is a rare native US milkweed. Showy Milkweed isbushier than its fellow milkweeds with 3-4 inch spherical blooms made up of gorgeous pink star like flowers that produce a sweet candy like fragrance. Most/full sun. 3-4 feet. Plant seeds in cold conditions. Perennial. 25+ seeds
Asclepias verticillata Whorled Milkweed is very short and blooms very late – anytime from August through October - relative to other native U.S. milkweeds. Like all milkweeds, it is a necessary food for Monarch larvae (please let the caterpillars eat some of the foliage) and will feed the last group of caterpillars of the summer as well as migrating Monarchs and other species. Most/full sun. Plant seeds in cold conditions. Perennial. 25+ seeds/pack.
Asclepias incarnata White Milkweed is a variation of the wild type Pink Milkweed – pure white! Most/full sun, good for moist areas. Plant seeds in cold conditions. Perennial. 25+ seeds/pack.