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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 337
Common Name: Butterfly Weed
Latin Name: Asclepias incarnata
Variety: Ice Ballet
Colour: white
Temperature: 18C - 25C (64F - 77F) (Zone 3)
Zone: 3
Blooms: June - August
Site: Full Sun
Height: 60cm - 90cm (24" - 35")
Spread: 60cm - 90cm (24" - 35")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Drought
Tolerant



Cannot ship to the USA
Butterfly Weed


Notes: Produces unique bunches of white flowers that are magnets to bees, butterflies. This is a vital food source for Monarch butterflies. Long lasting flowers on a sturdy stem, makes it great for cutting. Tip:Sear Stem ends with candle or lighter to extend life. Awesome addition to a Moon Garden.


Instructions: Plant seeds directly outside in the fall with very light cover. Germination 18 - 28 days.


Habitat: Prefers consistently moist soil.


History: Native to Eastern North America.


Medicinal: All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested, but the beauty of the flower is remarkable.


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Verbascum - Clump forming plant producing tall and straight spires of flowers on stalks 2 - 4 ft. tall. Covered in a multitude of white flowers with fuzzy purple centre that resemble moths. Native to Europe and Asia it grows easily in very poor, well drained soils. Prefers full sun and will self sow. Verbascum is deer resistant, drought tolerant and a great focal point in bouquets and garden beds.   Cupids Dart - Cupids dart blooms in its first year. It has attractive gray green foliage with paper like purple/blue blooms that make superb dried flowers with colour that lasts for ages. Cupids Dart is drought tolerant once established.   Lychnis Maltese Cross - This outstanding beauty has bright green, lance shaped leaves  offset by striking scarlet red flowers, borne on stiffly erect stems. Does well in sandy soils in full sun.
Verbascum   Cupids Dart   Lychnis Maltese Cross
(Verbascum blattaria)   (Catananche coerulea)   (Lychnus chalcedonica)

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