Butterfly Weed Seeds-White Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, Perennial,

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Butterfly Weed Seeds - White-Asclepias incarnata
Magnificent pure white flowers in flat umbels on long, strong stems. Bred especially to be a long-lasting cut flower; of course butterflies are mad about them. Grows to 3.5-4 feet tall. Easy to germinate.
Trouble free perennial
grows 4' high
attracts butterflies
hardy zone 4-10

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Incarnata White) - Asclepias Incarnata Ice Ballet is a marvelous long-blooming, bright white cousin of Butterfly Weed. It readily establishes from Asclepias flower seeds, and it produces clear white flowers and dark green foliage. Flowers are long lasting and bloom early summer and into the fall depending on the weather. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Asclepias Butterfly Weed is actually a prized perennial for attracting monarch butterflies and supporting the monarch caterpillars.
Asclepias Incarnata seeds are a great way to grow these virtually hassle-free perennials that offer three to four months of vanilla-scented, white flowers in clean clusters. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one.

Butterfly Weed seeds may have improved germination after a cold treatment. Dampen a paper towel, place the flower seeds on the towel and seal in a ziploc bag. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 3 - 4 weeks. After the cold treatment, sow Asclepias flowers seeds indoors early in the spring. Transplant seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Full sun is best and some shade is tolerated, though blooming time and color may suffer. Asclepias Ice Ballet makes a great garden flower or cut flower.

Growing Butterfly Weed Seeds: Young plants should be watered until they become established; mature plants can tolerate drought, and the roots will be damaged by excessively wet soil. Butterfly Weed grows slowly, and this plant may take 2-3 years to produce flowers. Though not invasive, this plant will eventually spread if left to drop its seed. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Deer avoid this plant. If aphids become a problem, dislodge them from the plant with a strong stream of water.
Harvesting Butterfly Weed: This makes a striking cut flower. Because the stems contain no milky sap, these flowers tend to have a longer vase life than most milkweed varieties. Cut the stems long, choosing flowers that have just opened.

Saving Butterfly Weed Seeds: After the plant finishes flowering, 3-4” narrow pods will form. Be sure to harvest the pods before they split and the silky fluff carries the seeds away on the wind. As soon as the seeds inside the pod ripen to their mature brown color, remove the pods and spread them out to dry. Split open the pods and take out the silky seed material. Remove the fluff from the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

Detailed Butterfly Weed Info: Origin: US Native Other Common Names: Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed Duration: Perennial Bloom Time: Summer Height: 24-36 inches Spacing: 15-18 inches Light: Full Sun to Part Shade Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry USDA Zone: 3-10 Seeds Per Oz: 5,000 Produces a bushy, neat plant with dark green blade-like foliage and flat topped clusters of bright orange flowers.

Flower Specifications
Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 28 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: WHITE
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Sharply-drained, even rocky, pH 5.8 - 7.2
Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions
Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 28 - 42 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: DO NOT COVER
Sowing Rate: 2 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 inches

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