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Autumn Blaze Milkweed Seeds For Planting (Asclepias species)Autumn Blaze Milkweed Seeds For Planting (Asclepias species)Autumn Blaze Milkweed Seeds For Planting (Asclepias species)Autumn Blaze Milkweed Seeds For Planting (Asclepias species)

Autumn Blaze Milkweed Seeds For Planting (Asclepias species)

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Grow a garden filled with this specialty blend of "Autumn Blaze" Milkweed from fresh Asclepias species flower seeds. Autumn Blaze will produce beautiful clusters of pink, yellow, orange and white flowers. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 30 to 40 inches tall. Milkweed is known for attracting an array of beneficial insects such as bumblebees, lady bugs, hummingbirds and most importantly the endangered Monarch butterfly. Asclepias is grown as a perennial flowering plant that returns each year from its deeply established root system.


Asclepias is very important to the Monarch butterfly as it is categorized as a host plant. The caterpillars will enjoy its large, tender leaves and adult Monarchs, as well as many other butterflies look to it for its rich source of nectar. This mixture of Milkweed can be grown with other varieties such as the Showy Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed & Butterfly Milkweed.


Monarch butterflies occupied much of North America in the many years prior to 2015. Recently, studies have shown that their numbers have dwindled by nearly 96% over the decades, leaving them hanging on the edge of endangerment. This migratory species is exposed to numerous threats along its pilgrimage, but the number one threat it faces is the decrease in Milkweed plants available.


Purchase Asclepias seeds now to help prevent any further decline in the Monarch population. Together we can all help to increase the number of these lovely orange & black creatures that so many of us adore.


  • Type: Flower
  • Color: Mixture
  • Height: 30" to 40" Tall
  • Width: 20" to 24" Spread
  • Season: Perennial
  • Zones: 3 to 9
  • Environment: Full Sun

SOWING THE SEED

Asclepias flower seeds will need to go through a process of stratification for successful germination. Place your seed packet in the fridge for roughly 3 to 6 weeks prior to sowing.


Asclepias seeds are best sown indoors, where the environmental conditions can be maintained for optimal growth. Sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last killing frost, at a shallow depth of 1/16” under topsoil. The seeds will require light to germinate, so it is crucial that you do not cover the seeds with much dirt. Transplant or direct sow outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.

GROWING CONDITIONS

Asclepias plants will enjoy an area that receives full sunlight for the majority of the day. They tend to thrive best in rich, well draining soils. It is recommended to mix any hard, compact soil, with a light compost for better drainage. Water the seeds daily to ensure that the soil is kept moist until germination has occurred. Avoid overwatering as this can cause wilting in the roots and plant life.

GERMINATION & GROWTH

Milkweed seeds will be slow to germinate, taking anywhere from 14 to 28 days to sprout. The plants will reach a mature height of around 30 to 40 inches tall and can be spaced about 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Once established, they will attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as bumblebees, butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds. But most importantly, Milkweed will attract the monarch butterfly, because it is considered its major food source.

Front Side

Seed packets by Seed Needs are beautifully illustrated and provide a colorful depiction of the variety inside. We provide the common name, as well as the scientific name, seed quantity and a few specs about the variety to be grown.


Back Side

Each packet contains full growing instructions on the reverse side. Specifications on sowing the seed, growing conditions such as sunlight and moisture preferences and germination and growth information can be found as well. We also provide a QR to scan for easy reordering.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

Always fresh and intended for the current and following growing seasons. Seeds are packaged in water resistant / tear resistant packaging.

Heirlooms are varieties that have been purposely bred, selected and passed down from generation to generation. They are wholesome picks that will breed true to the parent seed every time.

Seed Needs never knowingly purchases treated seeds products. We also do not treat any of our seed products with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

Seed Needs promises to never knowingly purchase or supply genetically modified seed products. We take the Safe Seed Pledge!



A SEED COMPANY ON A MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

A SEED COMPANY ON A
MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

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