Asclepias tuberosa

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Seeds:
No cold stratification or other pre-treatment needed
Seeds need light to germinate
Direct Sow: in Fall or Spring
Plant 1/16"-1/8" deep, 18" apart
Indoors: Start mid February, Plant 1/16"-1/8" deep
Transplant after danger of frost has passed with at least 2 sets of true leaves.
Germination: 7-14 days
Common Names:
Butterfly Weed, Orange Milkweed
Range:
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Sun:
Full Sun/
Part Shade
Height: 1-2'
Width: 1'-2'
Drought Tolerent
USDA Zones:
4-9
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Obedient  Plant
Host Plant for:
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus)
Milkweed Tussock Moth (Euchaetes egle)
Milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus)
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