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Common Milkweed Seeds

Asclepias syriaca

5.00 (31 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In late fall, direct sow Asclepias Syriaca seeds just below the surface. Germination will take place in the spring, after the last frost. When the seedlings appear, thin to the strongest plant; seedlings usually do not survive transplanting, since they resent any disturbance of their roots. For spring planting, mix the common milkweed plant seeds with moist sand and refrigerate for 30 days before direct sowing.

Growing: Though this plant can tolerate some dryness, occasional watering may be necessary. The flowers attract bees and butterflies, especially monarch butterflies. Deer avoid this plant. This plant will reseed itself and often spreads extensively in the wild.

Harvesting: This makes a striking cut flower. Cut the stems long, choosing flowers that have just opened. Keep in mind that the milky sap is mildly toxic and can irritate the skin.

Seed Saving: After the plant finishes flowering, 3-4" narrow pods will form. Be sure to harvest the pods before they split and the silky fluff carries the seeds away on the wind. As soon as the Asclepias Syriaca seeds inside the pod ripen to their mature brown color, remove the pods and spread them out to dry. Split open the pods and take out the silky seed material. Remove the fluff from the seeds. Store the common milkweed plant seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Asclepias syriaca

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Mountain, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 4,900

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Pink

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By William D Morris

Milkweed seeds

Extremely satisfied; timely delivery, well packaged, seeds clean and fresh!

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Shelli Smith

Good Quality

Packaging is excellent, shipping was fast, seeds are healthy with good color, and the price for the quantity is excellent. Highly, highly recommend!

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Ray

Common milkweed seeds

I cannot review product as they were bought for a friend but the speed of delivery was second to none

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Delgado

A PKG of further joy

8ngrewnu next to a field that had abundant milkweed...now in my cute cottage, I had a desire to recapture my youth. This pang arrived super fast and really is plenty for an under-used side yard. Many thanks.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Kathy Husted

Milkweed

These seeds were packaged more carefully than any I've ever purchased previously and they arrived within 5 days of purchasing. I very much appreciated the detailed instructions regarding mixing the seeds with sand and cold hardening them for 4 weeks. I would not have known to do that otherwise.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Charlie

Milkweed seeds

My order arrived promptly after my order. I will plant the seeds in a few weeks and won't know the results until next year. So far, so good.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Frank Litton

Well packaged, prompts shipping and delivery

I like to provide native flora around my property for pollinators, especially Monarch butterflies. I've ordered milkweed from other sources and received unmarked packages from China that I had no confidence were what I'd ordered. These seeds are domestically sources, are attractively and well packaged, and have helpful instructions and information printed on the packaging. I wish I'd ordered from Everwilde to start with! I plan to sow the seed this Fall and won't know how well they germinate until next Spring. Hoping Mother Nature will give me a nice plot to feed the Monarchs!

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Debra Carroll

Excellent

Service and products at a great price

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Charles Stephens

seeds

as advertised---good service

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Eva FitzGerald

New plant for me!

Thank you for your prompt shipment of the milkweeds.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Sergio Garcia

Quick delivery of my order

Thank you for the quick delivery of my order. I appreciate it very much.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Julie

Common Milkweed

Quick delivery with good instructions.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Barbara Davis

Love the monarchs!

Have big plans for these seeds! I have seen the migration of the monarchs in my area with them resting in the trees in my neighborhood Such an awesome sight hopefully these seeds plants will find out area more inviting

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Karen

Well packaged

Very impressed with the packaging to protect the seeds. I am not sure if I will plant the seeds this fall or in the spring, but I am confident the seeds will be fine. Prompt delivery as well.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Denise Pent

Milkweed seeds

Fast shipping and excellent products!

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By John St Clair

On time as advertised

Ordered seeds and they came properly packaged, on time, and as advertised. Can't ask for more than that.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Paul Brainard

Common Milkweed Seeds

Good product, excellent packaging. Fast shipping, Thank you

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Alice Fogel

quick service

The packaging and info are good, and they seeds came quickly.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By clifton James

Common Milkweed

I received the 2 packets and I will plant them in late August. I loved the foil packages.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Gary A Lattin

Requested Advise

I called to request assistance on storage and fall planting instructions. Representative called back in short order and was helpful knowledgeable and friendly.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Bob B

Milkweed Seeds

We received the seeds as expected, have planted them and have our fingers crossed that the resulting plants attract Monarchs. We're glad for a source of these critical seeds that match the region we live in

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Susan Helmken

Great Variety!

Haven't had time to plant my seeds yet, but it was great finding all the seeds I wanted in one place.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Wilona Haslam

seeds

came in a short time.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By LJ

Monarch meadow

Milkweed seeds look great. Will plant half now and sow others in the fall. Super easy. Looking forward to a meadow of Monarchs. Thank you.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By gary harlander

ordered common milkweed

mMy order of common milkweed seeds arrived within a week of ordering. Your customer service rep was very knowledgable and efficient. I look forward to doing additional business with your company.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Gregory Hurd, Jr

packaging

The very best packaging - haven't planted yet. Will sow the seeds in the fall.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By MATTHEW SIRAGUSA

Quality Seeds (Common Milkweed) (Readily Available) SPRING/FALL PLANTING

The seeds arrived in a mylar packet, preserved well and seeds looked full and young. They were fresh by look of the red hairs and strings as if they had just fallen from the plant itself. I planted the seeds by dividing the packet in three with around 7 to 15 seeds in each planting, therefore the packet was generous considering the milkweed seed may take root easily as a milkweed bud floats to fertile ground in the wild. So these seeds were presented in a decorated packet from the company Everwilde in the Midwest, hoping for summer blooms and the perrenials for next spring also.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By louise billings

Excited about milkweeds

Lets all do our part to add to our yards those plants that support our local wildlife. Looking forward to growing these plants from seed.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Jeannette Rothenberger

Received and planted.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Mattia

Fast Service

Quick delivery. Clear growing instructions and info. resources given with packet.

Common Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Jacquelyn Craft

Great

Products came very quickly, beautifully packaged.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~200 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $5.96 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $14.40 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $38.40 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $144.00 -+
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $648.00 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $1,152.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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This familiar wildflower is a significant food source for monarch caterpillars and butterflies, and so it is used for butterfly gardens and waystations. This common variety spreads easily, but most gardeners do not mind if it spreads a bit.
In 1753, eminent botanist Carl Linnaeus gave Blood Flower its Latin genus name, "Asclepias." Asclepias, the name of the legendary Greek representation of medicine and healing, is especially appropriate since this plant formerly had numerous medicinal uses. At one time, the silk from the seed pods was spun for fabric or used for stuffing pillows; in World War II, school children gathered the silk to provide a cheap filling for soldiers' life jackets. Commercial attempts to make use of this abundant plant included the manufacture of paper, fabric, lubricant, fuel, and rubber; eventually these became impractical and were abandoned. Milkweed attracts flocks of butterflies and their larvae; butterflies are immune to the plant's poison, and actually become rather poisonous themselves as protection from predators.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In late fall, direct sow Asclepias Syriaca seeds just below the surface. Germination will take place in the spring, after the last frost. When the seedlings appear, thin to the strongest plant; seedlings usually do not survive transplanting, since they resent any disturbance of their roots. For spring planting, mix the common milkweed plant seeds with moist sand and refrigerate for 30 days before direct sowing.

Growing: Though this plant can tolerate some dryness, occasional watering may be necessary. The flowers attract bees and butterflies, especially monarch butterflies. Deer avoid this plant. This plant will reseed itself and often spreads extensively in the wild.

Harvesting: This makes a striking cut flower. Cut the stems long, choosing flowers that have just opened. Keep in mind that the milky sap is mildly toxic and can irritate the skin.

Seed Saving: After the plant finishes flowering, 3-4" narrow pods will form. Be sure to harvest the pods before they split and the silky fluff carries the seeds away on the wind. As soon as the Asclepias Syriaca seeds inside the pod ripen to their mature brown color, remove the pods and spread them out to dry. Split open the pods and take out the silky seed material. Remove the fluff from the seeds. Store the common milkweed plant seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Asclepias syriaca

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Mountain, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 4,900

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Pink

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 31 reviews
5.0

Review By William D Morris

Milkweed seeds

Extremely satisfied; timely delivery, well packaged, seeds clean and fresh!

5.0

Review By Shelli Smith

Good Quality

Packaging is excellent, shipping was fast, seeds are healthy with good color, and the price for the quantity is excellent. Highly, highly recommend!

5.0

Review By Ray

Common milkweed seeds

I cannot review product as they were bought for a friend but the speed of delivery was second to none

5.0

Review By Delgado

A PKG of further joy

8ngrewnu next to a field that had abundant milkweed...now in my cute cottage, I had a desire to recapture my youth. This pang arrived super fast and really is plenty for an under-used side yard. Many thanks.

5.0

Review By Kathy Husted

Milkweed

These seeds were packaged more carefully than any I've ever purchased previously and they arrived within 5 days of purchasing. I very much appreciated the detailed instructions regarding mixing the seeds with sand and cold hardening them for 4 weeks. I would not have known to do that otherwise.

5.0

Review By Charlie

Milkweed seeds

My order arrived promptly after my order. I will plant the seeds in a few weeks and won't know the results until next year. So far, so good.

5.0

Review By Frank Litton

Well packaged, prompts shipping and delivery

I like to provide native flora around my property for pollinators, especially Monarch butterflies. I've ordered milkweed from other sources and received unmarked packages from China that I had no confidence were what I'd ordered. These seeds are domestically sources, are attractively and well packaged, and have helpful instructions and information printed on the packaging. I wish I'd ordered from Everwilde to start with! I plan to sow the seed this Fall and won't know how well they germinate until next Spring. Hoping Mother Nature will give me a nice plot to feed the Monarchs!

5.0

Review By Debra Carroll

Excellent

Service and products at a great price

5.0

Review By Charles Stephens

seeds

as advertised---good service

5.0

Review By Eva FitzGerald

New plant for me!

Thank you for your prompt shipment of the milkweeds.

5.0

Review By Sergio Garcia

Quick delivery of my order

Thank you for the quick delivery of my order. I appreciate it very much.

5.0

Review By Julie

Common Milkweed

Quick delivery with good instructions.

5.0

Review By Barbara Davis

Love the monarchs!

Have big plans for these seeds! I have seen the migration of the monarchs in my area with them resting in the trees in my neighborhood Such an awesome sight hopefully these seeds plants will find out area more inviting

5.0

Review By Karen

Well packaged

Very impressed with the packaging to protect the seeds. I am not sure if I will plant the seeds this fall or in the spring, but I am confident the seeds will be fine. Prompt delivery as well.

5.0

Review By Denise Pent

Milkweed seeds

Fast shipping and excellent products!

5.0

Review By John St Clair

On time as advertised

Ordered seeds and they came properly packaged, on time, and as advertised. Can't ask for more than that.

5.0

Review By Paul Brainard

Common Milkweed Seeds

Good product, excellent packaging. Fast shipping, Thank you

5.0

Review By Alice Fogel

quick service

The packaging and info are good, and they seeds came quickly.

5.0

Review By clifton James

Common Milkweed

I received the 2 packets and I will plant them in late August. I loved the foil packages.

5.0

Review By Gary A Lattin

Requested Advise

I called to request assistance on storage and fall planting instructions. Representative called back in short order and was helpful knowledgeable and friendly.

5.0

Review By Bob B

Milkweed Seeds

We received the seeds as expected, have planted them and have our fingers crossed that the resulting plants attract Monarchs. We're glad for a source of these critical seeds that match the region we live in

5.0

Review By Susan Helmken

Great Variety!

Haven't had time to plant my seeds yet, but it was great finding all the seeds I wanted in one place.

5.0

Review By Wilona Haslam

seeds

came in a short time.

5.0

Review By LJ

Monarch meadow

Milkweed seeds look great. Will plant half now and sow others in the fall. Super easy. Looking forward to a meadow of Monarchs. Thank you.

5.0

Review By gary harlander

ordered common milkweed

mMy order of common milkweed seeds arrived within a week of ordering. Your customer service rep was very knowledgable and efficient. I look forward to doing additional business with your company.

5.0

Review By Gregory Hurd, Jr

packaging

The very best packaging - haven't planted yet. Will sow the seeds in the fall.

5.0

Review By MATTHEW SIRAGUSA

Quality Seeds (Common Milkweed) (Readily Available) SPRING/FALL PLANTING

The seeds arrived in a mylar packet, preserved well and seeds looked full and young. They were fresh by look of the red hairs and strings as if they had just fallen from the plant itself. I planted the seeds by dividing the packet in three with around 7 to 15 seeds in each planting, therefore the packet was generous considering the milkweed seed may take root easily as a milkweed bud floats to fertile ground in the wild. So these seeds were presented in a decorated packet from the company Everwilde in the Midwest, hoping for summer blooms and the perrenials for next spring also.

5.0

Review By louise billings

Excited about milkweeds

Lets all do our part to add to our yards those plants that support our local wildlife. Looking forward to growing these plants from seed.

5.0

Review By Jeannette Rothenberger

Received and planted.

5.0

Review By Mattia

Fast Service

Quick delivery. Clear growing instructions and info. resources given with packet.

5.0

Review By Jacquelyn Craft

Great

Products came very quickly, beautifully packaged.

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