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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.
HerbaceousEarly 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.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant. Attractive to bees and butterflies.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originSouth Africa, temperate North America, tropical North and South America.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilPrefers loamy soil.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eatenMay cause skin allergy
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of ASCLEPIAS
bright orange bead-like flowers