Showy Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Moderate/Special Treatment Required
A magnet for bees and butterflies, including monarch butterflies. The flower buds are edible and taste somewhat like peas and can be used to thicken soups. The young shoots and leaves can be cooked and eaten as a substitute for asparagus. The latex removes warts when applied once a day for several weeks. The latex also has antiseptic properties and has been used to treat skin sores, cuts and ringworm. Prefers well-drained dryish soil in full sun. Ht. 60-120cm (2-4ft).
S3995-100 Seeds $3.75/pkt
S3995-100 Bulk Seeds $20.00/10g, $136.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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