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Butterfly Weed seed

(Asclepias tuberosa)

Showy orange perennial that is becoming endangered because of loss of habitat. It blooms for several weeks in midsummer and handles drought well. It hosts many benificail insects including butterflys . The roots can be used for lung complaints therefore the name PLeurisy root (Toxic in large doses )


Other Names:Pleurisy Root
Flowers:bright orange/yellow
Foliage:dark green waxy leaves
Fruit:Milkweed type seed pod with silky seeds
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:3 ft
Diameter:2 ft
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:5 to 11
Soil:average to poor soils
Propagation / Germination:easy
Spacing:3 ft
Water:can stand dry conditions
Pests and Diseases:none

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