Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed

A show-stopper in the flower garden, butterfly milkweed has brilliant orange blossoms in July. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on this plant, and many other butterflies sip nectar from its beautiful flowers. A very drought-tolerant plant, butterfly milkweed appreciates sandy, well-drained soil and full sun. Grows to 2-3’ tall.

Height: 12-36 inches

Sun Requirements: Prefers full sun but will adapt to partial shade

Water Requirements: Normal to dry conditions

Flowers: Brilliant orange flowers guaranteed to impress from June to September

Attracts: Birds, bees hummingbirds, other interesting insects and of course butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host