Flowers Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) Oscar

Oscar

Asclepias Seed

Product ID: 1794

Unusual and abundant cut flower.

Sturdy, gracefully arched branches with neat, bamboo-like foliage. White flowers with lavender-colored centers develop into large papery seed pods. Plants are grown primarily for their 2-3" decorative seed pods, but the big, sturdy plants also make a vigorous and attractive addition to flower beds and borders. Excellent for large arrangements, dried arrangements, or alone as a centerpiece. Seed pods maintain lime-green color and balloon-like form when dried. Perennial in Zones 9-11. Also known as hairy balls, swan plant, swan milkweed, and balloon plant. Ht. 32-72". Avg. 4,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested. The milky sap of this plant may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Exercise caution when harvesting. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.

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Packet

$3.95
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500 Seeds

$7.70
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1,000 Seeds

$13.50
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5,000 Seeds

$60.00
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4" deep into a seed starting mix. Begins taproot growth upon germination. Do not allow to become pot bound at any time as plants will deteriorate rapidly. Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" pots 3-5 weeks after sowing. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost. Direct seed - Can be direct sown in the fall or spring.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 12-24".

HARDINESS ZONES: Varies.

HARVEST: 1/2 to 2/3 of flowers are open. If stems wilt after harvest, rehydrate in water for 24 hours.
CAUTION: Milky sap may cause eye and skin irritation.

SOIL: Well-drained, sandy loam to poor soil.

USES: Cut flower. Borders, containers, and butterfly gardens.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Asclepias physocarpa
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
120 - 130 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts