Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed


Photo courtesy of Walters Garden, Inc.

  • Bright orange-red flowers on sturdy stems followed by narrow, pointed pods
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Native
Native
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Blooms in summer, requires well drained soil.


Height: 18-24 in
Spacing: 12-15 in
Price Level 1: $10.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Orange
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $40~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Native
  • Naturalizing
  • Edging
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Groundhog Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained