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Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 2-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Moderate
Apt name as all parts exude a milky juice when cut. Wild flower growing up to 1m/3ft high. Young shoots are eaten like asparagus. Silk-like down of seeds is used to stuff pillows. Root and rhizome are anodyne (pain killing). Used for asthma, painful cough and scrofula. Germination benefits from gibberellic acid treatment.
S3995 Bulk Seeds $10.00/10g, $70.00/100g
S3995 Seeds $2.25/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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