Butterfly Milkweed Seeds

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You can buy Milkweed Seeds on the David's Garden Seeds® website. It seems that everyone wants to buy Milkweed Seeds to attract monarch butterflies and other butterflies.

Milkweed Butterfly Asclepias

Milkweed Butterfly Asclepias 200 Open Pollinated Seeds


Butterfly Milkweed just so happens to be a beautiful flower that has long suffered from an unfortunate name. Often known in old-fashioned circles as “Butterfly Weed”, it is also sometimes referred to by the more marketing-savvy as “Butterfly Flower”. For best success with this perennial seed, we recommend Fall Planting.For Spring Planting, seeds should be cold stratified prior to sowing.

Milkweed Carmine Asclepias

Milkweed Carmine Asclepias (Purple) 200 Open Pollinated Seeds


Attractive and fragrant perennial will draw butterflies (and bees, and birds!) to your garden like a magnet. Impossibly attractive to pollinators, it almost doesn’t matter that Carmine Milkweed offers lovely purple/pink blooms from summer through early fall. Blooms in about 60 days.

Milkweed Common - Native American

Milkweed Common - Native American (Pink) 100 Open Pollinated Seeds


For those of us who love the monarch butterfly, Common Milkweed is an easy to grow perennial species and is known to be one of the first plants to sprout in disturbed areas.

It is the most prevalent Milkweed species found east of I-35 and throughout the North Eastern United States. Located in the migration path of the Monarch butterfly, the common milkweed is the host plant for 90 percent of these beautiful creatures, producing large quantities of nectar and providing a food source for many other pollinators as well. Blooms between the months June and October. 

Milkweed Green Antelope Horn

Milkweed Green Antelope Horn - Texas Native (Green) 50 Open Pollinated Seeds


Green Antelope Horn is a native, perennial or herb with alternate, entire leaves. The leaf margins are often wavy. Flowers are white and in an umbel, mostly one per plant.

Upon close inspection, some rose or purple color is evident in the center of each individual flower (gynostegium). The milky substance that is exuded when a plant part is broken is very sticky, much resembling “Elmer’s glue.” These milkweeds bloom from late spring to middle summer. Blooms between the months April and September. 

Milkweed Showy - Native American

Milkweed Showy - Native American (Purpleish) 50 Open Pollinated Seeds


Used by many tribes for making everything from rope to cloth to medicine, this beautiful milkweed has a very interesting history.

Though once common, it was targeted for eradication because of it's perceived toxicity to livestock. This same toxicity is critical for the survival of monarch butterflies, it is now clear that the survival of both species are tied together. Found in high plains of Texas north to Canada and west to California. Blooms between the months May and September.

Milkweed Swamp Rose - Texas Native

Milkweed Swamp Rose - Texas Native (Pink) 50 Open Pollinated Seeds


Also known as Pink Milkweed, Swamp Rose Milkweed likes to grow in swampy areas, wet thickets, and along the shoreline, and is ideal for gray water areas and ponds.

Despite its name, this will grow in drier habitats and is found growing throughout the United States. Its small, pink and sometimes white flowers can be seen usually during the months of August and September. Blooms between the months June and October.

Milkweed Tropical Asclepias

Milkweed Tropical Asclepias 200 Open Pollinated Seeds


An introduced species of the subtropics that has naturalized throughout North America. Considered an annual, easily started from seed. The alluring, bright orange and yellow flower bouquet are concentrated in compact clusters at the top of branching stems. An important nectar source for Monarchs and a wide variety of other butterfly species, pollinators and hummingbirds. Prefers full sun to partial shade and is not extremely temperamental about soil types. Blooms all season, transplants well, deer and rabbit resistant! Suggested Use: Butterfly gardens, meadows, tall borders, disturbed areas. Miscellaneous: The stem, when broken, produces a milky white sap characteristic of this plant family. With age, plants will become woody. Tropical Milkweed can be cut back and will re sprout from the plants base rather quickly.

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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.

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