Flowers Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) Pleurisy Root

Pleurisy Root

Asclepias Seed

Product ID: 2347

Showy orange flowers.

Attracts butterflies and bees. Grows well in arid soils. Also known as milkweed, butterfly weed, butterfly milkweed, and butterfly-weed. Medicinal: Roots are a respiratory expectorant and diaphoretic. Perennial in Zones 4-9. Ht. 12-24". Avg. 6,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
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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1/4 Ounce

$11.85
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1 Ounce

$41.20
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1/4 Pound

$125.65
Backordered until 12/23

1 Pound

$372.95
Backordered until 12/23
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C). Stratification for Pleurisy Root only: Moisten,cover with plastic, and refrigerate at 40-50°F (4-10°C) for 7-14 days. After stratification, seeds should be brought into warmer temperatures to germinate.

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost 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 cell packs or 3-4" pots 3-5 weeks after sowing. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost.
Direct seed: Can be sown in the fall or spring.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

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

PLANT SPACING: 12-24".

HARDINESS ZONES: Varies.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when 1/2 to 2/3 of flowers are open on a stem. If stems wilt after harvest, rehydrate in water for 24 hours.

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

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Asclepias tuberosa
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
365 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
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. 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
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets