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Asclepias tuberosa, Butterflyweed Seed Balls

  • 1950


Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa). Butterflyweed is a low-growing milkweed, reaching up to 30 inches at maturity. In good locations, plants may bloom the second year. Third-year plants can be impressive with abundant orange blossoms. Butterflyweed, a US native milkweed is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly. It is a long-lived perennial. A striking US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.

Native Americans chewed on the tuberous root to ease respiratory ailments.

Plant outdoors Fall through Late Winter. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.

DETAILED INFORMATION
• A perennial
• Native to South, Central, and Eastern US
• full sun and well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall through Late Winter, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9

Butterflyweed is native to the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

ABOUT SEED BALLS
Seed balls (seed bombs) are 1/2-inch balls of dried soil and seeds. Essentially, they are pre-planted seeds. They are great for no-till gardening and beautifying neglected landscapes. Sow by pressing the seed ball halfway into the surrounding soil. Plant in habitats in need of biodiversity. Non-GMO. Pesticide free.

A seed ball protects seeds from erosion, foraging, and harsh conditions. This protective property often results in higher but slower germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. Placed in the appropriate soil and climate, they will grow.

OUR PROMISE
Grow seed balls risk free. If you are not satisfied, we will refund or replace the products that disappointed you. Why? Because we want to grow a greener, more biodiverse planet, and we want you to plant more native wildflowers and tasty vegetables. Warranty excludes custom orders and discounted overstock.

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