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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Striking bright orange flowers in late summer. Likes full sun, dry and infertile soils. Can be slow to establish and late to come up in spring. Has a taproot which makes division very difficult. Attracts butterflies (loved by monarch larvae) and hummingbirds. Grows best in sand. PPA plant of 2017
Height: 24-36 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: June,July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
Item # Crop Image Size Current
Inventory
20230.1G #1 0
20230.38 38 Flat 0
20230.PT 10 Flat 0
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Plant Characteristics


Attributes
• Fall Color
• Fragrant Flower
• Rain Garden Sun
Attracts Wildlife
• Attracts Butterflies
• Attracts Hummingbirds
• Attracts Pollinators
• Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
• Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
• Mound
Light Conditions
• Sun
Native Plant Community
• Dry Prairie
• Mesic Prairie
Flower Color
• Orange
Flower Hue
• Medium
Flower Height
• 24" to 36"
Flower Type
• Umbel
Foliage Color
• Green
Leaf Texture
• Medium
Flower Form
• Single
Flower Size
• 1/4" or Less
Growth Rate
• Average
Origin
• Greater Midwest