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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

ASCLEPIAS

Commonly known as Milkweed

Genus of about 70 species of evergreen or deciduous perennials and a few subshrubs or shrubs from South Africa, temperate North America and South America.

The more commonly available tuberosa is a good insect-attracting subject.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming sometimes spreading perennials. Small, showy flowers followed by spindle-shaped fruits.
  • Full sun
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash. - milky sap might cause skin irritation.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - South Africa, temperate North America, tropical North and South America.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - prefers loamy soil.

Buy Varieties of ASCLEPIAS

ASCLEPIAS tuberosa

ASCLEPIAS tuberosa  >


Commonly known as: Butterfly weed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root.
Bright orange bead-like flowers
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individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

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