Milkweed plants have become scarce in the United States, as more communities move in on natural habitats. The Monarch butterfly has suffered severely because of this. But you can help the Monarchs by sowing milkweed seeds to grow an array of different Asclepias plants. This collection includes 6 of our most popular selling Milkweed plants.
Each packet is 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall and displays a colorful illustration of the plant on the front, as well as detailed sowing instructions on the reverse side. All Seed Needs products are packaged on demand and are moved out quickly when the demand is high. All of our seed products are stored in a temperature controlled facility for maximum freshness.
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) will produce clusters of star shaped, pink flowers. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 36 to 48 inches tall, displaying thick green leaves. Monarchs and other beneficial insects will cling to these flowers throughout the Summer months.
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is perhaps one of the most sought after varieties of Milkweed. Their fiery orange blooms will attract all sorts of bumblebees, honeybees and butterflies, including the Monarch. Butterfly Weed plants grow to a mature height of roughly 18 to 30 inches tall and bloom throughout the Summer months.
Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is an elegant variation of Milkweed. The star shaped blooms form in clusters, displaying beautiful pink petals through the Summer. The plants grow to a mature height of about 24 to 40 inches tall and will attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden, including the endangered Monarch.
Autumn Blaze Milkweed
Autumn Blaze Milkweed is a blend of some of the most common varieties of Milkweed. The plants can range anywhere between 30 to 40 inches tall on average and display colors of carmine, pink, white, yellow and orange. Autumn Blaze Milkweed Mixture is a special blend that attracts the endangered Monarch butterfly to the garden.
Mexican Milkweed / Bloodflower
Mexican Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is well known in many areas of Mexico, as well as the southern states of the US. Also referred to as "Bloodflower," these vibrant colored plants will grow to a mature height of 18 to 36 inches tall, producing fiery red and yellow blooms until early Autumn.
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) will produce plants that grow to a mature height of roughly 36 to 60 inches tall. The flowers bloom throughout the Summer months, displaying clusters of small, carmine colored petals. Swamp Milkweed attracts many beneficial insects to the garden, including the endangered Monarch.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.
Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.
Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.
Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.
Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States. We no longer ship to Canada.
You may be interested in our article "What are Hybrids, GMO's & Heirlooms?"