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Milkweed Orange

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Native host plant for Monarch Butterflies. Returns each spring after sowing from seed. Deep taproots make this an excellent drought-tolerant plant for zones 3 - 9. Bright orange flowers growing two to three feet high create a fantastic display when planted en masse. An important nectar source for beneficial pollinators. Edible if cooked correctly. Used for twine and medical in folklore.

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Asclepias tuberosa
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Asclepias tuberosa

Data sheet

Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Cycle:
Perennial
Light:
Full Sun, Full Sun / Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Very Low, Low, Low/Moderate
Soil Type:
Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Peaty Soil, Sandy Soil, Silty Soil
Color:
Orange
Growth Rate:
Slow, Slow/Moderate
Height:
g: Up to 3 Feet
Edible:
Yes
Special Features:
Butterfiles and Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Drying and Crafts, Ornamental
Warnings:
None
Evergreen
No
Growing Instructions:
Already cold stratified. Sow seeds in Fall or early Spring 1/8” deep into finely raked soil. Cover lightly. Germination in spring at 70 – 75 F.

Specific References

EAN13
0810071360831
UPC
810071360831
MPN
MBMOAT10X
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5
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