ASCLEPIAS tuberosa

Commonly known as Butterfly weed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root

Bright orange bead-like flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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

ASCLEPIAS tuberosa

 
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  • 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
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Prefers loamy soil.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    May cause skin allergy
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
Jan
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90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30cm (12in)
 

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