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Asclepias tuberosa
ORANGE MILKWEED

SKU: 1081-015
Regular price 4.99
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Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant with clustered orange flowers from early summer to early autumn.

It is commonly known as butterfly weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the queen and monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are also attracted.

Most easily propagated by seed. Plant in the location that they are to be grown, as they are difficult to transplant once established. This plant favors dry, sand or gravel soil, but has also been reported on stream margins. It requires full sun.

Common names include butterfly weed, Canada root, chieger flower, chiggerflower, fluxroot, Indian paintbrush, Indian posy, orange milkweed, orange root, orange Swallow-wort, pleurisy root, silky swallow-wort, tuber root, yellow milkweed, white-root, windroot, butterfly love, butterflyweed, and butterfly milkweed.

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Height: 1 m, 100 cm, 3.3 feet

Location: Sun

Note: Ornamental use only. These seeds and/or plants are poisonous.

Germination: Start these seeds right away for best germination rates. Start indoors. Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and water in. Leave them at room temperature (20-22 °C, 68-72 °F) for 4 weeks. If they have not germinated after 4 weeks then a cooling period is required. Cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for 4 weeks. Be sure they stay moist. After the cold-moist stratification period they are then brought back to a cool room (15C, 59F) for them to germinate. Germination can be 30-90 days after the warming period, though some will take longer.

Asclepias tuberosa
ORANGE MILKWEED

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Description

Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant with clustered orange flowers from early summer to early autumn.

It is commonly known as butterfly weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the queen and monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are also attracted.

Most easily propagated by seed. Plant in the location that they are to be grown, as they are difficult to transplant once established. This plant favors dry, sand or gravel soil, but has also been reported on stream margins. It requires full sun.

Common names include butterfly weed, Canada root, chieger flower, chiggerflower, fluxroot, Indian paintbrush, Indian posy, orange milkweed, orange root, orange Swallow-wort, pleurisy root, silky swallow-wort, tuber root, yellow milkweed, white-root, windroot, butterfly love, butterflyweed, and butterfly milkweed.

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Height: 1 m, 100 cm, 3.3 feet

Location: Sun

Note: Ornamental use only. These seeds and/or plants are poisonous.

Germination: Start these seeds right away for best germination rates. Start indoors. Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and water in. Leave them at room temperature (20-22 °C, 68-72 °F) for 4 weeks. If they have not germinated after 4 weeks then a cooling period is required. Cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for 4 weeks. Be sure they stay moist. After the cold-moist stratification period they are then brought back to a cool room (15C, 59F) for them to germinate. Germination can be 30-90 days after the warming period, though some will take longer.