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Botanical name: Ascelepias tuberosa
Other names: Pleurisy root, Milkweed, Butterfly weed, Chigger flower, Indian paintbrush, Silkweed
Species: A. tuberosa - A. tuberosa is an upright herbaceous perennial with lance-shaped mid green leaves and bright orange flowers in summer and autumn.
Ascelepias tuberosa is: Deciduous
Flower: Orange in Summer; Orange in Autumn
Foliage: Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Toxicity: Although parts of the plant are eaten in some cultures, large quantities can cause stomach upsets
Specific pests: Slugs
Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Ascelepias tuberosa (Pleurisy root) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in fertile, moisture-retentive, free-draining soil in sun or light shade.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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