Butterfly Milkweed

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Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa(Herbaceous Perennial)

Butterfly Milkweed has lots of bright orange, flat-topped flower clusters that open in early June. Plants bloom for many weeks. Butterfly Milkweed is the host plant for the monarch butterfly and a great nectar source for many other butterflies and pollinators.

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Abundant orange flower clusters
Butterfly magnet


18-24 Inches



18-24 Inches

Growing & Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in well-drained soil. Plants have deep tap roots and are slow to emerge in the spring. An excellent garden plant and a great addition to a native plant garden, naturalized area, prairie or wildflower meadow. An essential plant for attracting butterflies.


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

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