Prairie, Red Milkweed

Catalog #1106

3730
(Asclepias incarnata) Preferred food source of Monarch caterpillars. Often found growing near Joe-Pye Weed. Bright pink and red vanilla-scented flowers appear in June and July. Grows 5' tall on moist soils with good drainage. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.
START INDOORS
8-10 weeks before planting out
GERMINATION
10-15 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
12-24" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors in flats 1/4" deep, moisten soil, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 10 days. Thereafter, provide light and 50-75°F. This moist stratification is not absolutely necessary, but will help to increase germination.

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