Butterfly Milkweed


(Asclepias tuberosa)

Description: Long-lasting, bright orange flower clusters with dark green leaves.
Also known as: Orange Milkweed, Butterflyweed
Height: 1-3 feet
Blooms: mid-summer
Sun requirements: full sun to part shade
Soil requirements: dry to moist
Wildlife Value: butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinating insects, host plant for Monarch butterflies
Uses: attracts butterflies, mixed wildflower garden, visually stunning cluster, cut flower arrangements
Suggested pairings: White Milkweed, Blue Flag Iris, New England Aster


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