Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Orange
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
East Coast Native
For Bird Lovers
Fragrant
Water Requirements
Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant
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Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Fragrant, bright orange flowers, drought-tolerant native plant, late to break dormancy, blooms mid to late summer, grows 26".

Height:

12-30 Inches

Spacing:

24" (61 cm)

Additional:

One of the showiest native plants.

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Bright orange.

Asclepias (as-klee'-pi-as)

Family: Asclepidaceae · Common Name: Butterfly Weed, Milkweed

Clusters of vibrant flowers attract butterflies in profusion, July to August. Excellent for the butterfly garden, perennial border or as cut flowers. Attractive seedpods for crafts, arrangements.

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