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
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!
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/
A stunning bright orange verity of Milkweed known as Butterfly Weed for attracting Monarch Butterflies 2:44.
butterfly weed, what does butterfly weed look like, perennial butterfly weed In this video I will be showing you what the perennial butterfly weeds looks like. I will also be talking about how to grow it. Perennial butterfly weeds is also know as milkweed. In some people perennial butterfly weed can cause skin irritation if you get the sap on you. https://www.carriesgardeningchannel.com/
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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.