Skip to Content
American Meadows (USD) English
Home / Wildflower Seeds / Wildflower Seed Mixtures / Giant Swallowtail Nectar Seed Collection

Giant Swallowtail Nectar Seed Collection

SKU: AM017182
per Collection of Packets
No longer available this season.
Plant our Giant Swallowtail Nectar Collection to attract giant swallowtail butterflies – and other pollinators – to your garden. This easy-to-grow collection provides a source of nectar-rich blooms and host plants for this butterfly species. Zinnia, Sunflowers, Swamp Milkweed, Rue and Showy Goldenrod provide blooms year after year. These varieties will thrive in almost any sunny spot in the garden or meadow.
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias incarnata, Helianthus annuus, Solidago speciosa, Ruta graveolens, Zinnia elegans
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
covers approximately 100 square feet
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings


This easy-to-grow collection features two annuals (Zinnia and Sunflower) and three perennials (Swamp Milkweed, Rue, and Showy Goldenrod) that offer up a source of food and habitat for giant swallowtail butterflies.

Perennial Rue blooms in late spring to early summer and acts a host plant for giant swallowtails. Swamp Milkweed offers up nectar-rich blooms in the spring, followed by Zinnia and Sunflower in the summer, and Showy Goldenrod offers a source of nectar all the way into the fall. This collection can be planted in the spring and fall, blooming in the first season and for years after, providing a long-lasting habitat for giant swallowtail butterflies. 

What's in this Mix

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed Perennial Red 48" Summer
Helianthus annuus Wild Sunflower Annual Yellow 60" Summer, Fall
Solidago speciosa Showy Goldenrod Perennial Yellow 60" Summer, Fall
  Ruta graveolens Common Rue Perennial Yellow 36" Summer
Zinnia elegans Zinnia Annual Mix 18" Summer/Fall
We’re your wildflower experts

100% Pure Seed | Non-GMO

We’re your wildflower experts

Our approach is simple ‐ for years we have offered gardeners only the best wildflower seeds, flower bulbs, perennial plants and flowers, vegetable seeds and flower seed packets ‐ the ones we grow in our own gardens. We stand ready to help you grow with confidence!