Asclepias physocarpus Oscar Seeds - Hairy Balls Milkweed

Asclepias physocarpus Oscar Seeds - Hairy Balls Milkweed

A. physocarpus Oscar
Hairy Balls Milkweed, Asclepias Hairy Balls, Balloon Milkweed
Cut Flower
Excellent Textural Ingredient

Product ID#: RA7580-8556

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting
Growing Conditions Field Crop
Additional Characteristics Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month June, July, August
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 125 Days
Stem Type Branching Stem
Plant Hardiness Tender
Plant Height 41 - 60 inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual, Perennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Greens, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Ornamental
Shape Ball, Filler Greens, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Textural
  • 1 packet

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Asclepias physocarpus Oscar, commonly known as Hairy Balls Milkweed, Asclepias Hairy Balls or Balloon Milkweed, is a textural wonder that is well loved by floral creatives for its distinctive globe shaped, papery seed pods that are set upon sturdy branches with bamboo style straight leaves. In addition to its use as a popular cut flower ingredient, Aslepias Oscar makes a delightful ornamental accent in garden beds and border plantings. The enchanting boughs are excellent for focal or large scale arrangements and can be used fresh or dried. As an everlasting component the globes retain their charming lime-green color. A tender perennial in zones 9-11. Hairy Balls Milkweed makes a whimsical addition to pollinator gardens where hungry Monarch caterpillars turn into gorgeous butterflies. Scientific name: Gomphocarpus physocarpus. Packet: 50 seeds.

Caution: Gloves and protective clothing recommended when handling this plant as its milky sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Please exercise caution when harvesting, handling, trimming, or composting. Purchasers accept all liability for proper handling of this item.


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