Asclepias tub. 'Gay Butterflies'

Butterfly Milkweed

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Asclepias tuberosa ‘Gay Butterflies’

  • Flowers in fiery shades of red, orange, and yellow from June through July
  • This native selection is an ideal nectar source for all types of butterflies
  • Milkweed is the only food source for monarch butterfly larvae

Height: 24-30 in
Spread: 18-24 in

Zone: 3-9
Color: Orange, Red, Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators


  • Native Selection
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Border or Bed
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Well drained soil
  • Dry Soil

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