Asclepias tuberosa
(Butterfly Weed)

50 seeds   $2.25                                        
Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa is a native perennial with bright orange flowers that bloom in mid summer, attracting hummingbirds, native bees and butterflies. It's also a host plant for Monarch, Queen, and Gray Hairstreak butterfly larvae.

Asclepias tuberosa is a long-lived, drought-tolerant perennial once it is established, but it doesn't like to be transplanted. It prefers well-drained soil in full sun.

Also known as Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root and Butterfly Milkweed. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 4-10.

height 24"

Sowing Asclepias tuberosa Seeds

Start seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover with soil, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Or sow outdoors in the fall. Full sun. Spacing 12".

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