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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Lovely orange and yellow flowers in June and July, followed by small milkweed pods. Butterfly Weed is an important food source for Monarch butterflies in particular. Must have dry site, seeds well on sunny slopes or gravelly sites.

Height

24 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
1 Asclepias tuberosa #1 (orange & yellow)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Green Roof Plants
Native
Soil Conditions
Dry
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Asclepias tuberosa
Hybrid Sage Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Hybrid Sage
Spotted Bee Balm Monarda punctata
Spotted Bee Balm
Lavender Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'
Lavender
Similar Plants to Asclepias tuberosa
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Swamp Milkweed