Asclepias tuberosa
(butterfly milkweed)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  18 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
will not tolerate wet soils; excellent habitat plant with deep taproot and hardy once established; tends to emerge late in spring; susceptible to aphids; wonderful attractant for pollinators


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mounding upright to rounded, deep-rooted

Foliage

fine texture

Flowers

orange, flat-topped clusters followed by boat-shaped pods; June-August

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