The only food of endangered Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. Showy pink blossoms turn to fluffy seed pods that are fun for kids to spread around. Grows well along ditches, in low-lying and swampy areas. Once established it will perennialize. Tender young pods can be fried for a wildcrafted snack.
Planting Instructions: Wrap seeds in a damp paper towel and refrigerate for 30 days prior to planting in spring, or plant in fall for spring growth.
Seed Saving Instructions: Collect pods when they have split open and dried, revealing the inner fluff. Dry brown seeds and store in a cool, dark and dry place.
Approx 25 seeds/packet