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Asclepias 'Tuberosa'
Asclepias tuberosa

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Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 4 - 10
SIZE: 36"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Orange, Mid Summer - Mid Fall

Availability: Spring 2020

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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: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 No go July 8, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from PA  
Arrived promptly, packaged well. Planted next day and Nothing much happened.  Even decided to move see if a different location would help still looks the same as when I planted. Have had LOTS of rain, maybe a factor.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Milkweed June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Beaver Falls, PA United States  
Plant arrived healthy and is doing well

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Looking good June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Deb Z from Southampton, MA United States  
Seems ok.  Not sure how much it has grown.  Still pretty small, I think it has some new leaves.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent service June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Carrie DeGroff from Decatur, IN United States  
The continued communication about plant care and shipping was great. The plants started out well and continue to thrive. I will definitely order through Growers Exchange again.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 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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