Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed

Plant Type: Native

Wonderful orange flowering milkweed that attracts butterflies.

  • Perennial, dark green foliage
  • Bright orange flowers
  • Full Sun

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Mature Height:

1-2 ft

Mature Spread:

1-2 ft

Zone:

4-7

Additional Information About Asclepias tuberosa

Larval food plant for Queen and Monarch butterflies.

Asclepias tuberosa Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Sun
Dry Soil
Average Water
Well-Drained
Mass Planting
Summer Bloomer
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Landscape Characteristics
Flowers
Specialty Use
Butterfly Garden
Wildlife Garden
Classification by Use
Mass Planting
Color Impact
Native
Drought Tolerant
Habit
Upright
Clumping
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Growth Rate
Moderate
Foliage Color
Green
Attributes
Naturalizing
Border or Bed
Erosion Control