Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Striking bright orange flowers in late summer. Likes full sun, dry and infertile soils. Can be slow to establish and late to come up in spring. Has a taproot which makes division very difficult. Attracts butterflies (loved by monarch larvae) and hummingbirds. Grows best in sand. PPA plant of 2017

Height: 24-36 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: June,July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Asclepias tuberosa

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Fragrant Flower

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Plant Habit

Mound

Light Conditions

Sun

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie

Bloom Time

June
July
August

Flower Color

Orange

Flower Hue

Medium

Flower Height

24" to 36"

Flower Type

Umbel

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Flower Size

1/4" or Less

Growth Rate

Average