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Asclepias tuberosa....Seed from Butterfly Weed

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Common Names:Butterfly Weed, Orange Glory Flower
Height: 18" to 24"
Spread: 18"
Flower color: Golden Orange
Bloom time: Early to Mid-Summer
Light: Best grown in Full sun, but does okay in part shade
Zone: 5-9
Water: Average
Soil: Average, well drained
Maintenance: Low
Other info: Easy to grow once established. The species Asclepias is the only plants on which the Monarch butterfly will lay their eggs. Plant makes an excellent cut flower and combines well with lavender/purple Monarda.     Although I have this listed as only zone 5 hardy, I have report from a grower that the plants will grow as far north as Thornbury, Ontario, Canada.

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ASCLEPIAS tuberosa

Butterfly Weed
** Asclepias tuberosa **

#0056 Asclepias tuberosa:
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[20 seeds per packet]
Germination: Germination slightly difficult. To start indoors, place seeds in between layers of moist (not wet) paper towels. Place paper towels (with seeds) in plastic baggie. Place in refrigerator for 6-8 weeks. Remove from refrigerator to location at 60-65°F. Seed should begin germinating in 10-20 days. As seed forms a root, pot up into small containers.

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Asclepias tuberosa at Dave's Garden
2) Asclepias tuberosa at Wikipedia
3) Asclepias tuberosa at USDA

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