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Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed Roots

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed Roots

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Features

Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Orange
Growth Habit Upright
Bloom Season Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators
Use Erosion Control
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Outdoor, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer

About Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed Roots

Asclepias tuberosa

Seed Type Root

Often planted in garden borders or meadows, butterfly weed is made up of many individual flowers that each have five petals pointing down. They have many tall straight stems with simple leaves. The lovely orange-red blooms are a favorite of butterflies, of course, but they’ll also attract bees and hummingbirds. The plant’s fibers have long been used in textiles and the roots are thought to have medicinal uses.

Planting Information

Planting Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed Roots

Planting Season Spring
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 2 inches
Plant Height 18 to 30 inches
Plant Spacing 18 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
View our Butterfly Milkweed Planting Guide to learn more.

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