Gay Butterflies Milkweed
Origin: North America
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~25
Germination tested 11/2020: 95%
Life cycle: Perennial
Red, orange, and gold clusters of beautiful milkweed flowers to 5" across. 24" tall perennials for cutting. Prefers full sun, and hardy to zones 3-9. This is a selection of a native milkweed species that is far less prevalent than the typical common milkweed, but monarch butterflies like this species just as much. Young leaves and flower buds are also quite tasty for people. A striking and beautiful ornamental that's also delicious! What could be better?
Our seed comes from Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon.