Butterfly Seed Collection
Attract and feed many types of butterflies and their caterpillars with this beautiful collection of historic flowers. Includes Milkweeds for Monarchs and their caterpillars. Our Butterfly Collection includes five packs of seeds - varieties are described and pictured below. All packs are full sized regular seed packs - packaged in a pretty cello bag with a descriptive tag. $11.25
Orange Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa Used as a medicinal plant by Native Americans, Orange Butterfly Milkweed was quickly adopted as an ornamental by early American gardeners. . Orange Butterfly is a gorgeous native that blooms in mid summer. The leaves provide food for Monarch butterfly larvae. The blooms attract and feed many types of butterflies, bees, and even hummingbirds. Easy to grow from seed, this perennial thrives in poor conditions once established. 3-4 feet. Full sun. Perennial. 25+ seeds,
Pink Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata Native to the eastern US and grown as an ornamental in US gardens since the early 1800s, this pretty pink milkweed produces upright bloom clusters full of food for all sorts of butterflies. The foliage of milkweed plants is necessary food for Monarch caterpillars. Pink Butterfly tolerates poor conditions well (dry or wet) and attracts many butterflies. 3-4 feet. Most to full sun. Perennial. 25+ seeds.
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower is a native US prairie plant that was brought into gardens during the 1700s. Prized for its many medicinal properties, the large purple blooms will be covered with butterflies and bees in late summer. The seed heads feed many types of wild birds. The flowers are absolutely regal in the garden bed, held on strong stems. Very pretty! 3 feet. Full sun. Perennial. 100+ seeds.
Asclepias syriacaA native US milkweed, Common Milkweed is an excellent perennial that increases in height each year until reaching a maximum of about 6 feet. The pink flowers are produced on large spherical clusters and have a beautiful vanilla/cherry fragrance. Necessary food for Monarch larvae (please let the caterpillars eat some foliage!). Eventual height of 6-7 feet. Full sun. Perennial. 25+ seeds.
Red Butterfly Milkweed
(Asclepias currasavica) Monarch butterflies need to feed on milkweed plants as caterpillars and so do not be surprised if you find a Monarch chrysalis on this plant, the Monarchs’ preferred Milkweed species when they are in Mexico. Beautiful yellow and red blooms are gorgeous in the garden and will be covered in all types of butterflies (including the Zebra Swallowtail pictured). Blooms from mid-summer until frost. Most/full sun - 3-4 feet - Annual - 25+ seeds.