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Asclepias tuberosa


Asclepias tuberosa is a hot orange butterfly milkweed native to the Eastern North America where it feeds monarch butterflies.

Asclepias tuberosa is native to the Eastern North America where its flowers are a nectar source for monarch butterflies. This species erupts with brilliant orange flowers in midsummer followed by attractive green seed pods filled with silky "parachutes" that catch the autumn winds. Full sun, dry soil. Late to emerge in spring so be patient. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed

Family: Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

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


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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