Asclepias syriaca....Seed from Butterfly Weed
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Common Names:Butterfly Weed
Height: 18" to 24"
Flower color: Rose
Bloom time: Early to Mid-Summer
Light: Best grown in Full sun, but does okay in part shade
Soil: Average, well drained
Other info: This wild common milkweed in my opinion is the best variety to grow for attracting Monarch butterflies.
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Not available for 2017 season.
|Germination: Germination slightly difficult. To start indoors, place seeds in between layers of moist (not wet) paper towels. Place paper towels (with seeds) in plastic baggie. Place in refrigerator for 6-8 weeks. Remove from refrigerator to location at 60-65°F. Seed should begin germinating in 10-20 days. As seed forms a root, pot up into small containers. -- Alternatively, probably best sowing method is *winter sown*.
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