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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 relieve pain. Used for asthma, painful cough and scrofula. Treatment with gibberellic acid improves germination.
S3995 Seeds $2.75/pkt
S3995 Bulk Seeds $15.00/10g, $104.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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