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Asclepias 'Tuberosa'
Asclepias tuberosa

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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 4 - 10
SIZE: 36"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Orange, Mid Summer - Mid Fall

Availability: In Stock

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Butterfly Milkweed Plants

Asclepias Tuberosa

This attractive variety of Asclepias (also called Pleurisy Root) is a beautiful addition to your garden and also looks great in a pot or container for rooftop and patio gardens. Preferring full sun and dry, loamy soil, the 'tuberosa' attracts many different pollinators and is essential to the Monarch butterfly's survival.

Self seeding and drought resistant, the 'tuberosa' produces stunning orange clusters of blooms and is commonly known as "butterfly milkweed" because of its popularity with butterflies and also goes by the names "pleurisy root."

Though slow growing, this plant has been used by Native Americans for its medicinal benefits as an expectorant and treatment for respiratory infections and coughs, and has also been known to increase milk production in nursing mothers.

Asclepias tuberosa Native Range: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV

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Zones: 4-10

Size: 36"H x 18"S

Light: Full sun

Bloom: Bright orange, blooms in Mid Summer through Mid Fall

Uses: Very attractive to wildlife, especially Monarch butterflies. A beautiful ornamental flower, the 'tuberosa' was also used medicinally as an expectorant.

Tips: Asclepias are highly susceptible to aphids and rabbits, so try protecting your plants with a soapy spray, companion planting with other repellent herbs, or a fence around your garden to keep pests away.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Asclepius/Beautiful April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Paulette Carter from Rosedale , NY United States  
I’m a first timer with this plant but so far, so good!
Mailing was excellent

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Thank you June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Larry Croft from Martinez, GA United States  
Plant arrived carefully packed and very healthy. Excellent website for gardeners of all experience levels. Received personal attention and excellent communication from grower.

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Anticipating those butterflies June 25, 2018
Reviewer: marilyn ackerman from Marianna, FL United States  
This is really starting to grow.  It was dormant when it arrived and I was a bit skeptical, but I should have known better.  I am so happy to have found Growers exchange and also I appreciate the newsletter as it is very informative.  Looking forward to the butterfly arrival.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Milkweed plants April 18, 2017
Reviewer: mary parker from Northridge, CA United States  
I ordered 5 plants and they arrived in excellent condition looking very fresh!.  They are planted and I expect a yard full of butterflies.  Thanks for your help.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
First Experience Very Gratifying November 2, 2015
Reviewer: Clyde Parrott from Columbus, IN United States  
This was my first order with Growers Exchange, and it was top notch. I wanted to do a little bit to help the struggling Monarch butterfly by planting some butterfly milkweed, and a quick internet search found it at Growers Exchange. The plants arrived in jig-time, and they were in excellent condition. The packaging was superb, and the plants were healthy and happy. They are planted now, with a fence to keep the rabbits at bay, and The Monarchs and I look forward to next season when they bloom in all their glory! Growers Exchange will be a go-to source in the future. Glad to have found you guys!

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