***(This variety can not be shipped to Hawaii per state regulations. If your shipping address is in Hawaii, we ask that you please do not order.)***
Invite monarch butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with the stunning blooms of this robust, shrub-like heirloom perennial. Also called Greek milkweed, this native species is drought tolerant when established and grows best in well-drained soils. Plants have green to silvery-green foliage and stems that are often soft and fuzzy. In summer, pink to white flowers are followed by decorative, woolly seed pods that are beautiful in dried arrangements. A perennial in USDA zones 3-9. Plants grow up to 2′-4′ tall and may reach up to 6′, 18″ wide, and produce flowers that bloom in summer. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Showy Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
We cannot ship this variety to Hawaii as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in these states.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date, or in the fall for spring germination.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.