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Butterfly Seeds

Organic Milkweed Seeds for your Butterfly Garden


Organic Milkweed

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Perennial Butterfly [Monarch] plants with long-lasting, showy flowers and decorative pods, these are among the easiest and most rewarding to grow of all the medicinals. plants prefer full sun, regular garden soil or poor soils. Sow the seeds in early spring or 2 weeks cold-conditioning. These plants are taprooted, so early transplants or direct seeding gives best results.

Read our article on the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle & Migration

Bloodflower [Asclepias curassavica]


Flowers blood-red and orange, with yellow centers.

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Inmortal Seeds [Asclepias asperula]


Herbaceous perennial: Drought-tolerant plant from the American Southwest; Inmortal produces in the second year large pompoms of various colored flowers followed by the characteristic “antelope horn” dual pods. Fascinating….. used extensively by the native healers for treating tachycardia, pleurisy, and fever.

3 pkts, 150 seeds

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Milkweed Common Seeds [Asclepias syriaca]


Herbaceous perennial: Native to the Eastern and Central US. This is the milk of the earth. The plant is handsomely downy, with large elliptical leaves, warty pods, pink-purple flowers that emit one of the most delightful odors on earth. Used externally for wart removal. Plant likes water, especially in the form of humidity; space 6 inches apart. flowers 4 to 5 feet.

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Milkweed Swamp Seeds [Asclepias incarnate]


Herbaceous perennial: Native to moist meadows, stream banks, and marshy areas throughout the eastern US. Used extensively by Iroquois, Fox and Chippewa as a urinary tonic and to dispel worms. Give plenty of water; space plants 6 inches apart and flowers 4 to 4 feet tall.

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Pleurisy Root - Kentucky [Asclepias tuberose]


Kentucky milkweed originally collected from the wild in the foothills of the Appalachias, with dense flowering cymes colored orange-red, the needle-like shape of its multitudinous pods, and the volatile aroma of its roots.

3 pkts, 150 seeds

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Pleurisy Root - Official [Asclepias tuberose]


Butterfly flower! Butterfly weed!

Herbaceous perennial: Native to the central, eastern, and southern US. Strikingly beautiful herb, with tresses of deep yellow and orange flowers; sometimes nearly red. This is the plant that brought Monarch butterflies to our land! One of the prettiest medicinals you can grow-cannot be improved upon by breeding! This milkweed is specific for treating inflammation of serious membranes [as pleurisy]. Drought tolerant. Plant 1 foot apart and grow to 2 feet tall.

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