Asclepia tuberosa x 3
Asclepia tuberose is also known as Silkweed or as Butterfly weed, it likes a sunny border and blooms with spectacular flowers heads laced with...
A hardy and very rewarding clump forming perennial. Asclepia tuberosa is also known as Silkweed or Butterfly weed because of butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its colour and its bountiful production of nectar, it likes a sunny border and blooms with spectacular flowers heads laced with hundreds of tiny brilliant orange flowers.
|Botanical name||Asclepias tuberosa|
|Delivered as||Bare roots|
|Plant spacing||30 cm|
|Plant Depth||12 cm|
|Preferred Soil||Any soil|
|Fully grown in||1 year|
|Full grown height||60 cm - 80 cm|
|Mature width||20 cm - 30 cm|
How to take care of Asclepia tuberosa x 3
Plant them in well-drained soil mixed with some dry gravel and in full sun and light shade. Plant the root vertically so that the eye is 3-5 cm / 2 " beneath the soil surface. The need to be watered well after planting to stimulate growth and keep moist but water sparingly after that as they are quite drought tolerant once established. Remove the faded flower heads as soon as they appear to promote growth. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARTS OF THIS PLANT ARE HARMFUL IF EATEN.
Please soak the bare roots for 12-18 hours (do not exceed 24 hours). This allows them to take up the maximum amount of water without doing any injury to the plant.
For additional instructions see product packaging.