Butterfly Weed Seeds - Grow your own Herbs!

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Butterfly Weed Seeds,

Asclepias tuberosa,

Wild Harvested Non GMO Native Seeds. Just like nature intended!

Butterfly weed is a type of milkweed, native to eastern North America. The plant gets it's name (of course) because of butterflies being overwhelmingly attracted to the plant by its color and its abundant production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the queen and monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects. Butterfly weed plant favors dry sand or gravel soil and requires full sun.

Growing your own garden plants from native flower seeds is the most economical way to add natives to your home. Before you get started, one of the most important things to know about the seeds of wild plants is that many have built-in dormancy mechanisms that prevent the seed from germinating. In nature, this prevents a population of plants from germinating all at once, before killing frosts, or in times of drought. To propagate native plants, a gardener must break this dormancy before seed will grow.

STRATIFICATION NEEDED - To stratify your Wildflower Seeds, place the container in the refrigerator in some moistened peat, sand or paper towel in a closed container or sealed plastic bag. Store seeds this way for 60-90 days. Keep moist/damp but not wet.

Gardening your own organic plants or wild flower garden from seed not only saves a ton of money, it is the most rewarding as well!