Tuberosa Asclepias "Support The Monarchs" - Set of 5 Roots
Overview & Details
Asclepias, better known by its common name of "milk weed," is a herbaceous perennial that attracts monarch butterflies who use the plant as a source for nectar as well as a place to lay eggs. The resulting larvae (caterpillars) use the plant leaves as a food source. Plant asclepias en masse to create curb appeal and to help support threatened wild life. Asclepias is deer- and rabbit-resistant and will still flower while it produces seed-blooms all season. Starting with these sizable roots, instead of seed, helps ensure a full season of bloom. You can also grow it as a container plant. Asclepias tuberosa, commonly called butterfly weed, features bright orange flower clusters atop lance-shaped leaves. It is an immensely popular native plant. This specific variety is the most drought tolerant of all.
|Common Plant Name:||Asclepias|
|Sun/Shade Requirements:||Full sun|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9|
|Planting Space Distance:||12" to 16"|
|Height at Maturity:||20" to 24"|
|Spread at Maturity:||3" to 6"|
|Bloom Period:||Summer into fall|
|Preferable Type of Soil:||Well watered|
|Country of Origin:||The Netherlands|
- Plant nearly anywhere; asclepias (milk weed) tolerates unimproved soil.
- In Northern zones where the plants are not hearty, asclepias can be intertwined.
- Plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves.
I have never seen bare root Asclepias, so I don't know if the ones sent to me are healthy or not. They are five little, skinny, flimsy stick pieces. I wish I could upload a picture of what I received.But, I planted them anyway. If they actually grow, then I will return to change my review.DJDeej, FLWas this review helpful? 0 out of 0 found this review helpful