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) is a type of milkweed that is commonly grown in the garden. Besides being a beautiful, ornamental perennial that can be grown in USDA climate zones 3 and up, butterfly weed is great for attracting beneficial insects to the garden while creating habitat for the Monarch Butterfly. Here's where I got my original Butterfly Weed seed:https://www.rareseeds.com/milkweed-butterfly-weed/ Photo Credits: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) in Farmington, Connecticut By Ragesoss (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Monarch In May.jpg by Kenneth Dwain Harrelson [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Caterpillar by © Derek Ramsey / derekramsey.com, via Wikimedia Commons GFDL 1.2 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMonarch_Butterfly_Danaus_plexippus_Feeding_Down_3008px.jpg
A stunning bright orange verity of Milkweed known as Butterfly Weed for attracting Monarch Butterflies 2:44.
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
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/
Butterfly weed is a hardy plant that is drought resistant and does well in most Minnesota landscapes. http://www.kare11.com/life/home-garden/grow-with-kare/grow-with-kare-butterfly-weed-1/447520885
Charles Malki, Biologist & Plant Expert from http://ivorganics.com/ discusses why tropical a/k/a Mexican milkweed should not be planted in the USA & Canada. In fact, if you are growing milkweed, you should only be planting the species that grows native to your area. Learn more about the OE Parasite at this link: http://monarchparasites.uga.edu/whatisOE/ Learn about milkweeds that are native to your area: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Milkweeds-of-Central-US_plus-vendors_XercesSociety.pdf http://monarchbutterflygarden.net/milkweed-plant-seed-resources/ Learn more about the importance of having native species in your garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqkiXHaQ6zY Be sure to LIKE & SUBSCRIBE to watch all the other IV Organic's educational gardening videos.
Brookvale Park, Cheshire, CT. 2015 July 04 [C2474 - C2768] Great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sp... Coral hairstreak (Satyrium titus) http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sp...
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.