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Asclepias tuberosa - Plant

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Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant growing to 0.3–1 metre tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early autumn.

Common name: butterfly weed
Color: orange
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Sow directly in fall– November is a good option for most regions. Start seeds indoors 2 months before final frost- refrigerator cold stratification required.
Spring Sow seeds directly after final frost- don t forget to stratify first. Divide your butterfly weed.

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry to medium

Temprature: 40 °C or -40 °F)

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Grows well in sandy, well-draining soils Fertilize with organic slow-release fertilizer This can be a difficult choice in the wrong spot.
  • However, it also can take awhile to get going.
  • Give it 3 years to prove it’s worthy for your garden
    Since tuberosa can be temperamental about growing conditions, try planting in a couple different spots to see where it grows best.
  • Transplant milkweed in early spring or fall for a higher survival rate


Special Feature:
Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. Also effective in sunny borders.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Harvest root in fall and dry for later herb use.
  • The root is medicinal, it is antispasmodic, carminative, mildly cathartic, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, tonic and vasodilator.
  • Butterfly Weed Root is used internally in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, chronic rheumatism, and as an expectorant.

Ornamental use:
  • Butterfly weed makes a delightful cut flower.
  • Strong color, Blooms ornamental, Showy, Long-living, Perennial garden.


Note:
:for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b490 http://monarchbutterflygarden.net/milkweed-plant-seed-resources/asclepias-tuberosa-butterfly-weed/
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