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Pleurisy Root

Asclepias tuberosa

Also known as

Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Flower, Butterfly Root, Chieger Flower, Flux Root, Indian Paintbrush, Indian Potato, Orange Root, Swallow Root, Tuber Root, White Root, Wind Root, Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Canada root

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Pleurisy Root Overview

This is one of North Americas meadow wildflowers. It is a mounding shaped perennial, and it produces small heads of orange, yellow or red blooms.

How to propagate Pleurisy Root

Cuttings

Tip cuttings or seed in spring.

Seed

Special features of Pleurisy Root

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Pleurisy Root

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.