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  • Butterfly Milkweed
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  • Butterfly Milkweed
  • Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

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Milkweed - Butterfly Weed (40 seeds) (HB228) $2.50

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Milkweed - Butterfly Weed

         
 
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Perennial—The hardy native Milkweed essential to the survival of Monarch butterflies. Mature butterflies feed on the nectar produced in the flowers, while the foliage provides food for their larvae. The brilliant orange and yellow flowers are showy in massed plantings, but fascinating up close, with their intricate detail. The three-foot plant is native throughout the eastern and southern regions of the country, usually preferring drier sites, and should be hardy except at very high elevations. Very durable and long-lived once established, and may gently increase on its own in favorable locations. (CAUTION: The milky sap is poisonous if ingested in large quantities, and contact with the skin may cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.)
 
Milkweed - Butterfly Weed
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Peter in RI
Location:
Wakefield, RI, United States
Date:
August 15, 2016
          5.0
 
The real deal
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Attracts Monarchs & polinators

What are the cons? None

Review:

I started these indoors two years ago. We did not have blooms the first year, but this year the plants came back strong and bloomed beautifully. I was not sure what to expect because the plants died back to the ground in the fall. The brush like sprouts are unmistakable in the spring. Although I did not expect much, my wife began spotting Monarchs soon after the flowers bloomed. The color is very rich, and the scale of the plants not too large. Overall the plants integrate well into the flower garden. Very happy to have this in the mix of pollinator friendly plants in the garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

34 out of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cat
Location:
Fairfield, PA, United States
Date:
January 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Wonderful for Butterflies
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Monarchs need milkweeds

What are the cons? Deer keep eating it

Review:

I like that this variety of milkweed is low growing, so it looks at home in the middle or even front of a flower bed. I grow several other types of milkweeds (swamp milkweed, whorled milkweed) in the same bed, and they do attract monarch butterflies. It's like magic. You plant it. It blooms. Monarchs show up. Every garden should have milkweed in it for them. I recommend planting the seeds in the Fall or before the ground freezes in Winter for better germination or doing a cold stratification process. I also grow fennel and parsley in the same bed, and the black swallowtail butterflies love those. There were so many caterpillars. And watching the butterflies in the nearby evergreen trees at sunset was a Summertime treat. The deer do like the plant, and some of the taller milkweed varieties stood up to deer munching better than this one, so I would recommend planting several kinds..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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