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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.
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.
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.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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