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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
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-48" tall, 12-36" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Collection of 12
SKU ASLDP12

Plant Information

The Milkweed Collection consists of 3 types of Milkweed

  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Swamp Milkweed Soulmate (Asclepias incarnata)
  • Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

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: Swamp Milkweed Soulmate will tolerate part sun and moist soil, while Common Milkweed will perform beautifully in average conditions. Rounding out the collection, bright orange Butterfly Weed is best suited to well-drained soil and areas of full sun.

SKU ASLDP12
Common Name Butterfly Weed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca, Asclepias incarnata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Orange
Mature Height 24-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-36" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
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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Shipping

Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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    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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