Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

  • Size: 1-2.5′ Tall and Wide
  • Growth Habit: clumping
  • Growth Rate: moderate to fast
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements:  adaptable, average soil
  • Appeal: Butterfly Weed also known as Milkweed is a native perennial that does well in many areas of the garden. It can tolerate dry conditions and moist. It will produce orange flower blooms from June through August that attract pollinators! The leaves also serve as food source for the monarch butterfly caterpillars. Milkweed will be a great addition to your native perennial garden.