Milkweed Collection

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Our Milkweed Collection is comprised of 3 different Milkweed varieties, blooming in shades of pink and orange from early to late summer. Producing a feast of blooms and foliage for pollinators, including monarch butterflies and honey bees, these potted perennials are 100% Neonicotinoid-Free. (Asclepias)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant SizePlants in this collection range from 24-48" tall , Plants in this collection range from 12-30" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
SizeCollection of 12
SKUAM017074

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

Milkweeds – if you plant it, the Monarch Butterflies will come! As the sole food source (aka the ‘host plant’) for growing Monarchs, planting Milkweed is a great way to help bolster the declining population of this favorite orange butterfly. Our collection of carefully chosen milkweed varieties is the perfect start to creating your own butterfly garden or Monarch Waystation. Best of all, these three native plants complement one another beautifully in the garden:  Soft pink 'Soulmate' Milkweed and Common Milkweed will tolerate moist, well drained soil, while bright orange Butterfly Weed is best suited to well-drained soil. 

Our Milkweed Collection is roughly 12' x 5' if planted together and contains 12 plants:

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) - 4 plants

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)- 4 plants

'Soulmate' Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) - 4 plants

*Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as depicted on the illustration. Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden/collection design.




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SKUAM017074
Item Package Size
Collection of 12
Common Name
Butterfly Weed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Orange
Flower Size
2-5" flowers
Mature Height
Plants in this collection range from 24-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
Plants in this collection range from 12-30" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Lanced shaped green leaves.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

How to Plant Milkweed, Step-by-Step:

  1. Choose fast-draining soil.
  2. Plant in full sun.
  3. Do NOT disturb roots, especially tap roots.
  4. Water sparingly.

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