Asclepias tuberosa

£2.50

Butterfly weed, Pleurisy root. A tuberous perennial growing 75 cm (2½ ft) high with yellowish-orange flowers in summer. See A.incarnata details for uses; this species has flowers very rich in nectar (which can crystallise and hang in lumps) which makes a sweet summer snack. A long-used medicinal plant. Likes a well-drained soil and sun; protect young plants from slugs. Hardy to -35ºC. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 25.

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Description

Butterfly weed, Pleurisy root. A tuberous perennial growing 75 cm (2½ ft) high with yellowish-orange flowers in summer. See A.incarnata details for uses; this species has flowers very rich in nectar (which can crystallise and hang in lumps) which makes a sweet summer snack. A long-used medicinal plant. Likes a well-drained soil and sun; protect young plants from slugs. Hardy to -35ºC. Stratification: ND