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Asclepias Tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed)
Characteristics: Asclepias are a carefree plant, producing flowers heavily laden with nectar and pollen. They are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.
Light: Be sure to plant your Asclepias in full sun.
Water: Water your Asclepias when dry. Be careful not to over-water, and avoid soggy soils.
Soil: Asclepias is relatively drought-resistant, and loves dry, loamy soil.
Use: Gather blooms all summer long for gorgeous arrangements. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.
Extras: Deadheading spent flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first. It has a taproot, therefore will not transplant well.
Please note: Milkweed does contain toxins that can beharmful to pets