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PlantFiles: Fourleaf Milkweed
Asclepias quadrifolia

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Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Asclepias (ass-KLE-pee-us) (Info)
Species: quadrifolia (kwad-ree-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Asclepias vanilla

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Category:
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive creekwalker On Oct 26, 2007, creekwalker from Benton County, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very pretty plant with beautiful flowers. It grows wild here but is not invasive.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Morrilton, Arkansas
Cole Camp, Missouri



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