Giant Swallowtail Nectar Seed Collection

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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.
Zones 1 - 10
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
West
Southwest
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
SizeCollection of Packets
SKUAM017182

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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What's in this Mix?

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. 

  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
Plant Information
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SKUAM017182
Item Package Size
Collection of Packets
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Ships As
Seed
Coverage
100-150 sq ft.
Non-GMO
Yes
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Mixtures
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
Yes
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