As the name suggests, this flower attracts large amounts of butterflies! With a tall stem and cluster-like blooms at the top, its a great addition to any garden!
Also known as decorative milkweed, butterfly weed, butterfly milkweed, and butterfly-weed.
Approximate Seeds per Packet: 50
Sunlight: Full sun
Mature Height: 27″
Germination: 14-21 days at 18-21°C.
Transplant (recommended): Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost 1/4" deep. Transplant out after the threat of last frost has passed.
Direct Seeding: Not reccomended
Care: Grows well in sandy or poor soils. No supports or pinching required.
Fresh: Harvest carefully or with gloves when clusters of flowers are half open.
Dried: Not a common dried flower.
Note: People with sensitive skin may or may not react to handling these specific flowers. This plant produces a milky sap that can be an irritant. If you suspect you have sensitive skin, handle these flowers with caution. Wear gloves and long sleeves. Avoid touching your face immediately after handling these flowers. Wash your hands after handling these flowers. Everyone's tolerance is different.