Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

  • Orange flower clusters in July until September
  • Pointed seed pods add interest in fall/winter
  • Prefers well- drained sandy soil
  • Milkweed is the sole food source of the Monarch Butterfly larvae
  • Late to break dormancy in spring

Height: 18-24 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Zone: 3-9
Color: Orange

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Butterflies
» Attracts Pollinators

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Full Sun

Soil Moisture:

» Dry Soil
» Well Drained Soil


» Border or Bed
» Drought Tolerant
» Heat Tolerant
» Native


» Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Summer