Here is my Asclepias tuberosa, aka Butterfly Weed... I dug it up from a ditch a few years ago and transplanted it to the wild area of my yard. It loves it there! I dont water it or fertilize it.. it just grows. Monarchs love Asclepias!
Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Pleurisy Root for its use as a pulmonary aid. The plant is potentially toxic in large doses but it has a slew of medicinal uses. For more information check out my website. Links Plight to Freedom = http://plighttofreedom.com/butterfly-weed/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlighttoFreedom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlighttoFreedom Instagram: https://instagram.com/plighttofreedom/
1) Use any potting soil to propagate tuberosa. 2)Put seeds in damp sand in the refrigerator for1month 3) sprinkle soil over seed in 20-4" pot container flats. Do not bury seeds. 4) in full sun keep damp and seeds should germinate in a week or two. 5) pinch off top set of leaves when at least 2 sets of primary leaves have grown 6) let grow for 4-8 weeks in 4" pots 7) Plant in ground in 1 gallon hole leveling plant with ground level and press air out compacting soil anytime of the year 8) water occasionally until you see new growth and when there hasn't been rain for 1 month thereafter. http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASTU
This is the first video in a series describing milkweeds that can be planted in gardens or restoration sites for the purpose of providing foliage for monarch larvae and nectar for adults. Filmed at the Konza Prairie 22 June 2013. Videography and editing by Carolina Pardo in consultation with Chip Taylor, Director, Monarch Watch. Special thanks to Dr. John M. Briggs, Director, Konza Prairie, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
This video shows the MN native plant, Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberosa). A great plant for the native garden and one of the only true orange bloomers in the Minnesota native garden.
Butterfly weed root seed collecting video. I collect the seeds to grow and sell some.
(http://www.green-talk.com) Butterfly weed is such a great plant. The bees and the butterflies love it. Plus, you get that burst of orange in the garden. For more green living and gardening tips, subscribe to my free newsletter. http://www.green-talk.com/subscribe.
A detailed look at characteristics of Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). These images and narrative can help to accurately identify the plant during different seasons of the year.
Monarch butterflies have suffered a severe population decline and you can help provide habitat for them during their migration by growing milkweed. There are more than 40 varieties, one perfect for your climate. Christy Wilhelmi from Gardenerd shows you how and why we need to grow milkweed. Make a plan to grow it this spring! Whether you’re new to gardening or a garden nerd veteran, there’s a place for you at Gardenerd.com Visit our website: http://gardenerd.com/ Catch up with the Gardenerd Gazette: http://gardenerd.com/gazette/ Purchase "Gardening for Geeks": http://goo.gl/zBWQp6 Follow Gardenerd on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/gardenerd1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gardenerd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gardenerd1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gardenerd.com Snapchat: gardenerd1