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asclepia tuberosa

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asclepia tuberosa (asclepia tuberosa)

usually an annual in UK, unless kept frost-free over winter. Super flowers, orange-yellowish



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beautiful colour

26 Nov, 2008

 

This is a great plant. I've never seen it before. When does it flower in the UK?

26 Nov, 2008

 

Is that what is also known as Silky Scarlet???

26 Nov, 2008

 

It flowers mid-late summer depending on weather, and the flowers last well. They also produce masses of seed, in 4cm long pods; the seed is attached to silky hairs, presumably to aid distribution by the winds.
Its known as silkweed

27 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks for the info - I must look for it!

27 Nov, 2008

 

Ooo. I think then that this is the seed I just received from ebay. Looks lovely. I'm excited to see if my seed will grow. I am expecting it to live indooors in the winter time. It is lovely Gray. :o)

27 Nov, 2008



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