Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed

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  • 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

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Border or Bed
  • Native
  • Heat Tolerant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Well drained soil

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