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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"
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Flower Color: Orange
  • Bloom Time: June, July, August
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
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Item Number Size Toolbox Notes Qty
20230.1G #1 0
20230.38 38 Flat 121
20230.PT 10 Flat Best Of Midwest 192
  • Plant Characteristics - Asclepias tuberosa

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Rain Garden Sun
    • Fragrant Flower
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Wildlife
    • Attracts Butterflies
    • Attracts Pollinators
    • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Critter Resistance

    • Deer Resistant
  • Plant Habit

    • Mound
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun
  • Native Plant Community

    • Dry Prairie
    • Mesis Prairie
  • Flower Color

    • Orange
  • Flower Hue

    • Medium
  • Flower Type

    • Umbel
  • Flower Height

    • 24" to 36"
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Medium
  • Flower Form

    • Single
  • Flower Size

    • 1/4" or Less
  • Soil Moisture

    • Dry
  • Growth Rate

    • Average
  • Origin

    • Greater Midwest
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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655
mginfo@midwestgroundcovers.com

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

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