Naturally found in low-lying areas at the edge of swamps and ponds, Red Milkweed produces rich clusters of deep pink to red coloured flowers in Mid-Summer. One of the very best food plants for Monarch Butterfly larvae, the caterpillars will eat the leaves right off! But don't worry, the reward is all the butterflies that come later. Start some Asclepias incarnata seeds this year to attract Monarchs to your garden!
Full Sun to Part Shade
3' - 5'
Sand to Clay
Medium to Moist
Approx. 40 seeds per pack - 145 seeds per gram
All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.
|SEED GERMINATION INFO|
Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.
Outdoors: Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.
Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.
Asclepias incarnata - Red Milkweed
- Product Code: C11530
- Availability: In Stock