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
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average, Drought Tolerant
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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