Prairie, Butterflyweed

Catalog #0284

4892
(Asclepias tuberosa) Beautiful bright orange flowers cover the plant from mid-summer until early fall. Attracts bees, hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. Blooms reliably from seed the first year if sown early. Plants will reach 2-3' tall in dry sandy soil and in welldrained loams. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.
START INDOORS
8-10 weeks before planting out
GERMINATION
10-40 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
12-24" Apart
LIGHT
Sun/Partial Shade

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil in pots. Germination will occur with no treatment but benefits from cold stratification. Place pots in plastic bags and refrigerate for three weeks. Remove plastic and provide light and 50-75°F thereafter. Do not overwater. Transplant outdoors when light frost is still possible.

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