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Asclepias tuberosa - Plant

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Description

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

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 borde

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