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Horizon Herbs Pleurisy Root - SNV7032

Herb Spiral

Herb Spiral

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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Flower



Certified organically grown. 50 seeds/pkt.



Strikingly beautiful herb, with tresses of deep yellow and orange flowers, sometimes nearly red.

Flowers to 3 feet tall.

Herbaceous perennial native to the American prairies.

Hardy to -20 degrees F.

Attracts Monarch Butterflies and provides nectar to the bees.

The root (as suggested by the species name) delves deep and is very tough. It has a peculiar odor.

The herb is seldom used in current herbal practice, and is mainly planted for display.

Sow the seed in the early spring.

The seed is a cold-soil germinator. If you are not planting in the early spring, or garden in a warmer climate and warm soil, then it is best to pre-treat the seeds in moist medium in the refrigerator (not the freezer) for 2 weeks before sowing warm.

Germination is relatively fast and quite rewarding, as the seedlings are large and characteristically shaped.

Tap-rooted plants are best sown in-situ, in the garden bed.

Plant prefers full sun and regular watering.

Will survive in low-fertility areas and will cohabit happily with grasses.

These large plants are best spaced at least 2 feet apart.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  • Item Model Number: SNV7032
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 2.625 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.01 pounds

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