Milkweed, Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Asclepias syriaca

Family:

Asclepiadaceae

Genus:

Asclepias

Species:

syriaca

Common Name:

Milkweed, Common Milkweed

Lot#:
9701
Seeds Per Pound:
77,634
Quantity:
0.76 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
84
Germination:
99%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-6 feet
Collection Locale:
Genoa, NY
Crop Year:
1997
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 0.76 lb
Prices
  • ASCLEPIAS syriaca

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
1 oz
38.63
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 syriaca , commonly called Common Milkweed , Butterfly flower , Silkweed , Silky Swallow-wort , Virginia Silkweed , is a herbaceous plant species. It is in the genus Asclepias , making it a type of milkweed . This species is native to most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains , excluding the drier parts of the Prairies . It grows in sandy soils and appreciates lots of sunlight. more...
* The unopened flower buds are eaten cooked. They taste somewhat like peas. They are used like broccoli.
* The latex in the stems is a suitable replacement for chicle and can be made into a chewing gum.
* The sprouted seeds can be eaten. more...