Milkweed Plant 3 For $14.99

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Zone
4-9,
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Planting Zones 4-9
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Bloom Season
Summer,
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender, Pink,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Categories
Native Plants
Exposure
Full Sun,
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3 Plants
Shipped As
Bare-root
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering,

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Milkweed Plant 3 For $14.99 Description

Common milkweed, or Asclepias syriaca, is one of the more common and easily recognizable species of native plant found in North America.

Common milkweed thrives in full sun to partial shade and does well planted in average to well-drained soils. It is generally found in pastures, field edges, and on roadsides. Common milkweed flowers start with pink buds, followed by large white flowers. This plant is a short bloomer, producing flower clusters and nutlets throughout the summer.

This short-lived perennial plant has two biennial growth stages: an early nonflowering stalk (stolons) which serves as a root system, and a flower stalk with flowers that bloom during the spring or summer months. Each stalk can reach up to 6 feet tall. The flowers are greenish with five concave petals, each 1/4 inch long. The fruit of this plant is called the pod and contains brown winged seeds with a slightly rough texture - its pulp-like structure allows it to spread via air currents more than other kinds of seeds. Its flowers make it an important wildlife plant, and its seeds provide food for animals, from tiny birds to larger mammals. Easy to grow, common milkweed is ideal for home gardeners.

 

Common Milkweed Plants attract monarchs, butterflies, and Hummingbirds

 

The flowers also attract butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. This plant's foliage is also edible and can be eaten in various ways—cooked or steamed and then added to soups and sauces or as a green substitute for sweet potatoes or yams.

Native Americans used milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) for medicinal and spiritual purposes. They brewed the sap and applied it to minor cuts, used it as a poultice for treating swellings, used it to draw out the "pulses" of plants while they were cared for or harvested, and ate its roots as an appetizer. The Yurok people asserted that milkweed juice prevented them from getting sick by trapping blood and acting as natural antibiotics. More recently, researchers have found that this plant contains compounds similar to aspirin and ibuprofen, which could be developed into marketable drugs.

Common milkweed plants are available online at TN Nursery

Reviews (4)

  • 4
    Milkweed plants

    Posted by Lee S. on Apr 22, 2022

    The plants and prices and plants were great

  • 4
    Milkweed plants

    Posted by Donnie Smith on Apr 22, 2022

    I have ordered a number of times. The bare roots that I have received have always been top quality

  • 5
    Milkweed plants

    Posted by Ben Henmen on Apr 22, 2022

    I have from here many times in the past and I have always been satisfied.

  • 5
    Milkweed plants

    Posted by Evan N. on Apr 22, 2022

    I recently purchased several plants, and they are really great to deal with. The plants came back in excellent condition.

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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