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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

Bloom Color

Orange

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
321 Asclepias tuberosa #1 (orange & yellow)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Green Roof Plants
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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Tickseed
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