Asclepias tuberosa - Plant

Its a Summer Blooming Plant which ttracts a wide range of beneficial pollinators and is a opular nectar source for many butterflies.

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About Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa, commonly called butterfly weed, is a tuberous rooted, Missouri native perennial which occurs in dry/rocky open woods, glades, prairies, fields and roadsides.Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. Also effective in sunny borders.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name butterfly weed
Maximum Reachable Height 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Flower Colour orange
Bloom Time June to August
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and 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.

    Asclepias tuberosa 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
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 40 °C or -40 °F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Asclepias tuberosa special feature

    Unlike many of the other milkweeds, this species does not have milky-sapped stems.

    Asclepias tuberosa uses

    Ornamental Use:

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

    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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Asclepias tuberosa ?

    Asclepias tuberosa is commonly known as butterfly weed

    How tall do Asclepias tuberosa grow?

    On average Asclepias tuberosa grows 1.00 to 2.50 feet

    What color are Asclepias tuberosa ?

    A Asclepias tuberosa plant bears flowers of color orange

    When Asclepias tuberosa blooms?

    With enough light, Asclepias tuberosa may produce orange flowers in June to August

    How hard is Asclepias tuberosa to grow?

    A Asclepias tuberosa is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Asclepias tuberosa need?

    A Asclepias tuberosa prefers Full sun

    How much water does a Asclepias tuberosa need?

    A Asclepias tuberosa prefers watering Dry to medium

    What kind of soil does a Asclepias tuberosa need?

    A Asclepias tuberosa prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Asclepias tuberosa like?

    A Asclepias tuberosa prefers 40 °C or -40 °F

    How often should I fertilize my Asclepias tuberosa ?

    To encourage Asclepias tuberosa growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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    Sunday, 17 November 2019

    Good plants?. every one should buy it.

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