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Hinterland Trading Butterfly Scarlet Milkweed Flower Seeds 50+ Monarch Butterfly Habitat

This native to tropical South America also goes by numerous other names, including bloodflower, silkweed and Indian root. Perfect for the butterfly garden, Scarlet Milkweed is an absolute magnet for butterflies and other nectar loving species. Blooming continuously from spring until autumn, its red-orange flowers stand out nicely against the dark green foliage. These erect 2-3′ high plants are ideal grown in mass or squeezed in among other perennials and shrubs where it be counted on to show off its pretty flowers. This plant is easy to grow and will grow quickly from seed, thriving in dry, moist, and even wet soils. While an evergreen that is hardy to zone 8, it is often grown as an annual outside, and can even make a good houseplant when grown in good light.

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  • Perfect for the butterfly garden, Scarlet Milkweed is an absolute magnet for butterflies and other nectar loving species.
  • Blooming continuously from spring until autumn, its red-orange flowers stand out nicely against the dark green foliage.
  • This plant is easy to grow and will grow quickly from seed, thriving in dry, moist, and even wet soils.

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100 SUNSET / BLOOD FLOWER Scarlet Milkweed – Asclepias Curassavica Seeds *Comb S/H

* We have 7 different types and colors of Milkweed seeds available. Plant several types together for a beautiful look and help save the Monarchs! *

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All seeds will come in a resealable plastic zip lock bag with a label featuring a picture of the flower, planting instructions, and plant specifications such as height, spacing, and light requirements for easy planting. If stored properly, seeds can last for years! All seed packets contain 100 percent true named seeds – there are no fillers or other weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand and all test at an exceptionally high germination rate.

Combined free shipping applies to an unlimited number of seed packets paid for together at checkout within the required payment time of 7 days after last purchase has been made.
International buyers please check with your local customs office regarding regulations and allowances on plant seeds. I cannot be responsible for anything seized by customs or irratiated by your local post office. Please understand there are too many countries and too many types of seeds for me to be able to research every possibility. All international shipments will be sent First Class Mail International. You will be provided with a tracking number but please remember that international shipments take longer to arrive.

If you have any questions about shipping, ordering, or the plants themselves, please feel free to send me a message. While I do not claim to know everything, I will be more than glad to answer any questions I can either from my own extensive experience or will do my best to try to find an answer for you.

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  • OTHER COMMON NAMES: Bloodflower / Scarlet Milkweed / Indian Root /
  • BLOOM TIME: All Summer . . . HARDINESS ZONE: 5 – 11
  • PLANT HEIGHT: 18 – 36″ . . . PLANT SPACING: 15 – 18″
  • LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun – Part Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average – Dry
  • In addition to being beautiful, Milkweed is a very important plant because it is a host for the beloved MONARCH butterfly. Monarch larva feed exclusively on Milkweeds. That means if there is no Milkweed, there would be no Monarchs :( It is also an important nectar plant for bees & other insects. The common name Milkweed was given to this plant because of its milky juice. The scientific name comes from Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses for the milkweed plants. The dried seed pods are also very interesting for dried arrangements. The showy multi-colored blooms of the Sunset variety attracts HUMMINGBIRDS.

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The Worsening Plight and Scary Prognosis for Monarch Butterflies

There is more and more evidence that Monarch butterflies are rapidly disappearing due to the dwindling of milkweed, on which their caterpillars feed.

TYWKIWDBI (“Tai-Wiki-Widbee”): Monarch butterflies in trouble

http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:39:00 GMT

In recent months a variety of publications have highlighted observations made by people across the United States – that the population of Monarch butterflies seems to be in jeopardy. First, from the Monarch Larva Monitoring 

Formerly milkweed plants flourished at the edges of fields and roads, providing enough habitat to keep Monarchs supplied with the only plant on which they can lay their eggs and their caterpillars can develop.

Now Roundup-resistant seed developed by Monsanto Corporation allows farmers to spray weedkiller all over and around their fields. And that kills milkweed.

Some people are planting milkweed on their land, but that is unlikely to supply enough habitat to keep Monarch butterflies from going extinct.

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TROPICAL SUNSET Flower Seed – Asclepias curassavica – Scarlet Milkweed Seeds – Zones 3 – 10 (0100 Seeds – 100 Seeds)

Asclepias curassavica – Scarlet Milkweed, Sunset Flower Seeds
This tender perennial is native to South America, but has naturalized worldwide in many tropical and subtropical areas. It is part of the milkweed family, and as such, exudes a milky sap from the stem and leaves when cut. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on this plant, and the resulting larvae use the plant leaves as a food source. The flowers are red-orange with yellow hoods, and bloom for a longer period than the perennial milkweeds that are winter hardy in some areas. These brilliant wildflowers also attract hummingbirds!

Like most milkweeds, it has opposite leaves and milky sap. The leaves are about 5 in (12.7 cm) long, narrowly elliptic, and pointed at both ends. Scarlet milkweed gets about 3-4 ft (0.6-0.9 m) tall and usually has a few pairs of symmetrical branches. The flowers are orange and red and borne in terminal and axillary clusters that are 2-4 in (5.1-10.2 cm) across. It blooms continuously from spring until autumn. The fruits are spindle shaped pods, 3-4 in (7.6-10.2 cm) long, that eventually split open to release little flat seeds that drift away on silky parachutes

Origin: Not US Native
Other Common Names: Bloodflower, Silkweed, Indian Root, Cotton Bush, Sunset Flower
Duration: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 18″ to 36″
Spacing: 15″ to 18″
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-10b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Soak seeds in hot water for 24 hours, then sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.

WARNING
All milkweeds are poisonous if ingested, and the milky sap is a skin irritant. The butterflies whose caterpillars feed on milkweeds contain the same poisonous glycosides and are poisonous as well.

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  • Asclepias curassavica ~!!
  • Scarlet Milkweed, Sunset Flower Seeds ~!!
  • USDA Zone: 3a-10b ~!!
  • Asclepias curassavica – Scarlet Milkweed, Sunset Flower Seeds This tender perennial is native to South America, but has naturalized worldwide in many tropical and subtropical areas. It is part of the milkweed family, and as such, exudes a milky sap from the stem and leaves when cut. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on this plant, and the resulting larvae use the plant leaves as a food source. The flowers are red-orange with yellow hoods, and bloom for a longer period than the perennial milkweeds that are winter hardy in some areas. These brilliant wildflowers also attract hummingbirds! Like most milkweeds, it has opposite leaves and milky sap. The leaves are about 5 in (12.7 cm) long, narrowly elliptic, and pointed at both ends. Scarlet milkweed gets about 3-4 ft (0.6-0.9 m) tall and usually has a few pairs of symmetrical branches. The flowers are orange and red and borne in terminal and axillary clusters that are 2-4 in (5.1-10.2 cm) across. It blooms continuously from spring until autumn. The fruits are spindle shaped pods, 3-4 in (7.6-10.2 cm) long, that eventually split open to release little flat seeds that drift away on silky parachutes Origin: Not US Native Other Common Names: Bloodflower, Silkweed, Indian Root, Cotton Bush, Sunset Flower Duration: Annual Bloom Time: Summer Height: 18″ to 36″ Spacing: 15″ to 18″ Light: Full Sun Soil Moisture: Medium USDA Zone: 3a-10b Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Soak seeds in hot water for 24 hours, then sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water. WARNING All milkweeds are poisonous if ingested, and the milky sap is a skin irritant. The butterflies whose caterpillars feed on milkweeds contain the same poisonous glycosides and are poisonous as well.

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TROPICAL SUNSET Flower Seed – Asclepias curassavica – Scarlet Milkweed Seeds – Zones 3 – 10 (1000 Seeds – 1000 Seeds)

Crop of Image:Asclepias curassavica.jpg. Ascle...

Crop of Image:Asclepias curassavica.jpg. Asclepias curassavica, from the Milkweed family. Common names: scarlet milkweed, bloodflower, silkweed, Indian root. Taken in my backyard in Sarasota, Florida, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Asclepias curassavica – Scarlet Milkweed, Sunset Flower Seeds
This tender perennial is native to South America, but has naturalized worldwide in many tropical and subtropical areas.

It is part of the milkweed family, and as such, exudes a milky sap from the stem and leaves when cut. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on this plant, and the resulting larvae use the plant leaves as a food source.

The flowers are red-orange with yellow hoods, and bloom for a longer period than the perennial milkweeds that are winter hardy in some areas. These brilliant wildflowers also attract hummingbirds!

Like most milkweeds, it has opposite leaves and milky sap. The leaves are about 5 in (12.7 cm) long, narrowly elliptic, and pointed at both ends. Scarlet milkweed gets about 3-4 ft (0.6-0.9 m) tall and usually has a few pairs of symmetrical branches.

The flowers are orange and red and borne in terminal and axillary clusters that are 2-4 in (5.1-10.2 cm) across. It blooms continuously from spring until autumn. The fruits are spindle shaped pods, 3-4 in (7.6-10.2 cm) long, that eventually split open to release little flat seeds that drift away on silky parachutes

Origin: Not US Native
Other Common Names: Bloodflower, Silkweed, Indian Root, Cotton Bush, Sunset Flower
Duration: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 18″ to 36″
Spacing: 15″ to 18″
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-10b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Soak seeds in hot water for 24 hours, then sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.

WARNING
All milkweeds are poisonous if ingested, and the milky sap is a skin irritant. The butterflies whose caterpillars feed on milkweeds contain the same poisonous glycosides and are poisonous as well. (more…)

Tags: Flower, Seed, Tropical, Sunset, Zones, asclepias, curassavica, Seeds, 1000

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly
The Monarch butterfly is the best known and most popular butterfly. This is because it is the most commonly found and it also offers the most gorgeous colors you will ever find on a species of butterfly. This particular butterfly is commonly called the milkweed butterfly because they are commonly found eating this variety of plant. This is also the location where most Monarch butterfly eggs are laid. In fact, many people choose to plant them in their garden just to attract beautiful Monarch butterflies. The majority of Monarch butterflies are found in North America.
Many people do not realize that Monarch butterflies migrate, following the same pattern year after year. They move to warm climates including Florida, Texas, and Mexico during the winter months. You will see them doing so in very large groups. You will have to look close though as you can easily mistake them for a bunch of autumn leaves! This is because the Monarch butterfly adapts to the environment and blends in for protection.
Generally the Monarch butterfly doesnít have to worry too much about predators because they are known for being a very toxic meal. This has to do with the milkweed they so frequently eat. This food may also be the reason why so many Monarch butterflies develop parasites that cause them to lose weight, have weak wings, and die sooner than the average life span. Their numbers have drastically dropped in recent years due to deforestation in many regions.
Monarch butterflies are known for their bright colors and are the most popular species of butterfly. You will commonly find them in warmer climates and it areas where there is plenty of milkweed. If you enjoy these beautiful creatures, then you can create a butterfly garden very easily. This is because they will return to the same location year after year. Since they commonly eat and lay their eggs on the milkweed plant, this is the most successful way of attracting them.
This particular butterfly is the state symbol for Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, and West Virginia. Since 1989 it has been the National insect of the United States. It also holds that title in Canada.

The Monarch butterfly is the best known and most popular butterfly in the United States. That is because it is the most commonly found. It also offers the most gorgeous colors you will ever find on a species of butterfly.

monarch_butterfly_blueflowerThe Monarch is commonly called the milkweed butterfly, because they are commonly found eating this variety of plant. This is also the location where most Monarch butterfly eggs are laid.

Some people choose to plant milkweed in their garden to attract beautiful Monarch butterflies. The majority of Monarch butterflies are found in North America.

Many people do not realize that Monarch butterflies migrate, following the same pattern year after year. They move to warm climates including Florida, Texas, and Mexico during the winter months.

Monarch butterflies migrate in very large groups. You will have to look close, though, as you can easily mistake them for a bunch of autumn leaves! This is because the Monarch butterfly adapts to the environment and blends in for protection. (more…)

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