Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Asclepias tuberosa

Family:

Asclepiadaceae

Genus:

Asclepias

Species:

tuberosa

Common Name:

Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Milkweed

Seeds Per Pound:
82,345
Quantity:
3.39 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
80
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
97%
Height:
1-3 feet
Collection Locale:
Colorado
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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In Stock: 3.39 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
8.95
10 g
27.50
1 oz
49.50
1 lb
374.50
1 kg
749.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
* 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...