Asclepias tuberosa

Constantly busy with butterflies and bees, this beautiful airy Californian native perennial flowers long and hard from mid-summer to the end of autumn. It is widely grown in the USA as a long vase life cut flower, and is hardy enough to withstand our winters. More
3 bare roots, for spring/summer planting 511463-3 £4.95 Delivery mid January
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Constantly busy with butterflies and bees, this beautiful airy Californian native perennial flowers long and hard from mid-summer to the end of autumn. It is widely grown in the USA as a long vase life cut flower, and is hardy enough to withstand our winters.

Genus Asclepias
Group/Species tuberosa
Type Hardy Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial
Common Name Butterflyweed
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (24-36in)
Spacing 30-45cm (12-18in)
Care Tips Avoid overwatering - this likes dry conditions. Flowering time varies greatly depending on location and weather conditions. Some areas will see it already flowering in June, whereas in cooler spots it may be much later.
Flowering June - October
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Asclepias tuberosa reviews

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Gillian

Of three plants none have grown May be due to overcrowding. Hoping they may reappear next year.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Asclepias. Please contact our Customer Services team at info@sarahraven.com who will look in to this matter for you."

Posted 16th August 2019

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Judith

I have bought several plants from Sarah Raven he years and have never been disappointed. This latest purchase, bare root Asclepias, arrived in excellent time and condition and all three are growing well. Each year I also make my vegetable and flower cutting garden seed purchases. All plants and seeds come with instructions for best planting. Great service

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Penny

Thing produced...didn’t show at all

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your 'Asclepia Tuberosa' and have arranged for you to receive replacements when available in November."

Posted 16th August 2019

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Maureen

two plants have survived but no sign of the third. They are not very strong looking yet.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Jean

SERVICE IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT, PLANTS ARE GROWING WELL.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by ROSALIND

They have not flowered yet ,I am very disappointed with them,total waste of money.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Russell

One died, one has only just appeared but the other is thriving and is a very good colour, definitely a keeper

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

Of three plants none have grown May be due to overcrowding. Hoping they may reappear next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Verv disappointing never really got going and seemed shrivelled at the tops

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lin

Plants doing well despite the weather

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue

This plant was a disaster for me. No growth at all.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maggie

Again excellent service - plant struggled at first but eventually found its feet - not flowered yet but growing well now

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Already commented as above. Replacement by SR

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by David

Thankyou for my lovely plants and the service I receive.
Far better customer service than your rivals.
You are a little pricey but you do have discounts from time to time which are always nice to get. I have a large garden and an allotment full of flowers and vegtables thanks to you.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Bare roots arrived intact. No growth for ages even roots. 1 rotted , Informed SR. Customer service and replaced with another pack of 3 when only 1 was rotten. Took a long time to grow but eventually now have a couple of stems. Still in pots. Great customer service.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Have been poor and weedy with no flowers but this might be my fault as I put them into a container and I may have put them in the wrong spot - sometimes I have done this and things do really well the following year as though they found their feet - not sure about these, though.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

Had to. Wait ages for them

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Penny

Thing produced...didn’t show at all

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janet

Two have survived ..not sure what happened to the third one ...they have been slower growing but now developing into lovely strong healthy plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue

Excellent service. These took a bit of time to get going, since putting them in the cool greenhouse, two of them have thrived and have flower buds on, the third showed no sign of life.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

Not tried them befor and they were not as impressive as I thought they would be , nothing wrong with the plants them selves , I will find another spot for them