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Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa

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Botanical Name:

Asclepias tuberosa

Family:

Asclepiadaceae

Genus:

Asclepias

Species:

tuberosa

Common Name:

Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Milkweed

Lot#:
9501
Seeds Per Pound:
85,352
Quantity:
2.01 lb
Avg Count Packet:
64
Germination:
69%
Germination Test Type:
 Flower Seeds Actual
Purity:
98%
Height:
1-3 feet
Collection Locale:
USA
Crop Year:
1995
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
 Butterfly Milkweed 4
In Stock: 2.01 lb
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Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
$8.95
1 oz
$40.71
1 lb
$285.45
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America . It is a perennial plant growing to 0.6-2 m (1 -2 feet) tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early fall. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5-12 cm long and 2-3 cm broad. more...
* Orange flowers in late summer; grows well in dry soil; native to eastern U.S. more...
* Pleurisy root is a bitter, nutty-flavoured tonic herb that increases perspiration, relieves spasms and acts as an expectorant. It was much used by the North American Indians and acquired a reputation as a heal-all amongst the earlier white settlers. Its main use in present day herbalism is for relieving the pain and inflammation of pleurisy. more...