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Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa, or Butterfly Milkweed is a 1-2 foot dazzling member of the Milkweed family.

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Description

Asclepias tuberosa, or Butterfly Milkweed is a 1-2 foot dazzling member of the Milkweed family. Butterfly Milkweed leaves are lance-shaped, and its flowers are brilliant orange. Preferring dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun, Butterfly Milkweed appears from June to August. It is a great butterfly attracting perennial as the name suggests, serving as the larval food plant for the Monarch butterfly.

Light: Sun-Part Sun
Soil moisture: Dry
Height: 2′

Additional information

Height

2'

Light

Part Sun, Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Bloom color

Orange