Flowers Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) Silky Formula Mix

Silky Formula Mix

Asclepias Seed

Product ID: 1641

Bred for greenhouse and field production.

Mix consists of Gold and Scarlet. Prefers warm, dry conditions. Attracts butterflies. Also known as milkweed, butterfly weed, blood flower, and sunset flower. Tender perennial in Zones 7-10. Ht. 28-40". Avg. 10,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
The milky sap of this plant may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Exercise caution when harvesting. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.

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Packet

$3.95
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250 Seeds

$8.00
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500 Seeds

$13.80
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1,000 Seeds

$23.20
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Perennial in warmer climates.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4" deep into a seed starting mix. Begins taproot growth upon germination. Do not allow to become pot bound at any time as plants will deteriorate rapidly. Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" pots 3-5 weeks after sowing. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost. Direct seed - Can be direct sown in the fall or spring.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 12-24".

HARDINESS ZONES: Varies.

HARVEST: 1/2 to 2/3 of flowers are open. If stems wilt after harvest, rehydrate in water for 24 hours.
CAUTION: Milky sap may cause eye and skin irritation.

SOIL: Well-drained, sandy loam to poor soil.

USES: Cut flower. Borders, containers, and butterfly gardens.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Asclepias curassavica
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
90 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Greenhouse Performer Greenhouse Performer
Variety that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Greenhouse Performer Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets