Flowers Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) Pleurisy Root

Pleurisy Root

Organic Asclepias Seed

Product ID: 2347G

Now available organic! 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. 6,200 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

$4.35
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1/16 Ounce

$7.85
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1/8 Ounce

$12.65
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1/4 Ounce

$22.15
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1 Ounce

$75.85
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1/4 Pound

$230.00
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1 Pound

$900.00
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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 tuberosa
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
365 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).
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.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets