Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa is a native perennial that is quite attractive to butterflies, bees and some hummingbirds. Drought tolerant once established and prefers well drained soils. This selection is one of the winners of the Georgia Pollinator Plant of the Year award from the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia in Athens, GA. Asclepias tuberosa has bright orange flowers in mid summer and is a larval host plant for the Monarch Butterfly and the Milkweed Tussock Moth. Photo by Shannah Montgomery
common name:
butterfly weed
plug size:
72
hardiness zone:
3 – 9
color:
orange/peach
height:
24"
light:
full sun
bloom time:
summer
Next Availability:  Check in 2022