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Asclepias tuberosa 'Deep Red'


Asclepias tuberosa 'Deep Red' is a North American butterfly milkweed with nectar-rich, dark orange flowers.

Asclepias tuberosa 'Deep Red' is a very long-lived butterfly milkweed that blooms all summer long with deep orange flowers followed by attractive seed heads. Famously known for drawing Monarch butterflies! Flowers are of umbel form, dark red-orange in colour and nectar rich! It grows 20 inches tall with a 24 inch spread. Deadhead to stimulate more blooming cycles. Requires full sun and fast draining, dry soil. Late to emerge in spring so be patient. Use in the pollinator, cottage and rock garden, as a filler in borders and in fresh and dried bouquets. Pollinator attractor. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed

Family: Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry open sandy and gravelly soils and grassy places by the sides of roads.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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