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

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 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.
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