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Butterfly weed provides nectar and food source for butterflies and butterfly larvae. Drought tolerant.

Butterfly weed provides nectar and food source for butterflies and butterfly larvae. Drought tolerant. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

A personal favorite, Asclepias tuberosa produces bright orange-clustered flowers. This butterfly magnet does well in average, dry soil in full sun to part shade; superbly drought tolerant. Unlike other milkweeds, this species does not produce a milky-sap when bruised or broken.


Height:

1-3 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-10

Bloom Color:

Orange

Asclepias tuberosa Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Favorite
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • July
  • June

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASTU