Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
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Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
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Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

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Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a species of flowering plant that is known for attracting butterflies and other pollinators. It is drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun, making it a low-maintenance addition to any garden. Its vibrant orange flowers also add a pop of color to any landscape.

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Soils: Sand, Loam

Height: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Time: June - August

Color: Orange

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Butterflies, Rain Gardens

Other: Drought tolerant; attracts birds.

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