Asclepias Gay Butterflies Mixture
Asclepias Gay Butterflies Mixture

Asclepias Gay Butterflies Mixture

Shipment begins in Spring 2020

SKU: S23980
3 for $39.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Milkweed
Hardiness Zone: 4-9S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Height: 24-30" Spacing: 12"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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This brilliantly colored mix produces blooms in shades of fiery red, orange, and yellow in June and July, and they add sizzle to the hot-colored border. They are also magical with Delphiniums and shorter Grasses. A favorite of butterflies and other beneficial insects. Because we cannot guarantee the complete assortment of bloom colors in this seed mix, we offer the plants in multiples of 3 in order to help provide a sampling of the full color range.

Of the 200 species in the genus Asclepias, the best known are North American wildflowers. They have small, curiously shaped blooms that appear in dense clusters. These plants provide nourishment for Monarch butterflies through all their life stages, and are essential for their survival.

For more information on the growing and care of Asclepias, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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A viewer from Statesville, NC

I recently wrote a bad review. Just wanted you customers to know that White Flower Farm contacted me and refunded the full amount. They are someone to trust, they stand by their promise. I will order from them again

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A viewer from CONNECTICUT

I am so disappointed. I bought these for my mom last year for Mothers Day. They were approximately three inches tall when she received them. They did not grow and they barely bloomed. I will never buy anything else from White Flower Farm.

I am sorry to learn the Asclepias purchased in 2018 did not survive. As all of our perennial plants are guaranteed for a full year from the time received I will be contacting you via email regarding compensation.

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Cindi from Statesville, NC

I am so disappointed. I bought these for my mom last year for Mothers Day. They were approximately three inches tall when she received them. They did not grow and they barely bloomed. I will never buy anything else from White Flower Farm.

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Harder to establish but thrive after... the caterpillars they attract are Monarch's!

A viewer from Cape Cod

I think these plants are difficult to establish. I've had a high fatality rate for new plantings. Once established and the weather warms up they do quite well. Once commenter said sadly that there caterpillars eating the plant late in the season. These plants attract Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars! The beautiful Monarch butterfly is threatened and the Monarch's will eat both the nectar as well as lay their eggs on the plant which when hatched then feed on the plants leaves. It's all good - they need food to grow into butterflies! This has been a real treat watching in my yard. While the plant takes some effort to get established and is pricey, it's all worth it if we can help the Monarch's.

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A viewer from CT

I've ordered from White Flower Farm several times and have been very satisfied with the health of the plants I've received. This year I ordered a butterfly collection. My only disappointment is that all three asclepias have orange blooms. The variety of color is what I found desirable when I placed my order.

We are so sorry to hear that the mix didn’t work out as hoped in the garden, we understand how disappointing that can be. Our offering comes from a seed mix, which has a natural variability to it. To increase the odds of getting a wider color variation we do sell the mix in multiples of three but even then, color variation can’t be insured.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-sklee'pee-us  

This genus, commonly known as Milkweed, consists of many North American native species, and is most notable for attracting butterflies. Their flowers are excellent nectar sources, and the plants are important hosts for the larval stage of the Monarch butterfly. Use Asclepias in pollinator gardens, sunny borders, and meadows.

Asclepias grows best planted in full sun and well-drained soil (sandy soil is ideal). Since some perennial Milkweed varieties are among the last to emerge from dormancy in spring, mark their location so you don't plant something on top of them.

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