Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
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Asclepias tuberosa (NGN)

Butterfly Weed

Striking bright orange flowers in late summer. Likes full sun, dry and infertile soils. Can be slow to establish and late to come up in spring. Has a taproot which makes division very difficult. Attracts butterflies (loved by monarch larvae) and hummingbirds. Grows best in sand. PPA plant of 2017
Height: 24-36 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: June,July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22488.1G #1 0
22488.38 38 Flat 0
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant Flower
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Mound
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Flower Color
Orange
Flower Hue
Medium
Flower Height
24" to 36"
Flower Type
Umbel
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
1/4" or Less
Growth Rate
Average

Possible Substitution Plants

Asclepias tuberosa
Bouteloua curtipendula