Botanical Interests Organic Butterfly Flower Seeds
NEW FOR 2009 SEASON!
No butterfly lover should be without this plant in their garden! Perennial to USDA zone 3, Asclepia tuberosa is a shrub-like plant that is native to the eastern United States and Mexico. The 24" tall plants produce a profusion of vivid red-orange flowers that attract majestic Monarchs and other colorful butterflies. It is also a host plant, providing a place for them to lay their eggs and food for hungry caterpillars, allowing you to observe the full life cycle of the butterfly. It makes a wonderful cut flower and does not have the milky sap typical of other milkweeds. Its decorative green seedpods can be saved for dried arrangements. It prefers full sun, but tolerates light shade and does best in well-drained, sandy soil. Drought-tolerant when established.
When to plant outside: Spring, after all danger of frost has passed and up to 8 weeks before the first fall frost.
When to start inside: 6-8 weeks before average last spring frost.
Contents: Asclepias - tuberosa
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.