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ASCLEPIAS tuberosa

Commonly known as Butterfly weed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root

Bright orange bead-like flowers
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • Deciduous - spirally arranged lance-shaped mid-green leaves 10-14cm (4-5½in) long
  • Orange
  • Height - 90cm (36in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - tuberous, hairy perennial. Produces flowers in axillary and terminal cymes 4-5cm (1½-2in) across followed by spindle-shaped fruit 9-13cm (3½-5in) long on nodding stalks
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • 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.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Butterflies and bees. Not as sappy as other varieties.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - eastern and southern North America.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - prefers loamy soil.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30cm (12in)
 

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