Details(Swamp Milkweed/Butterfly Weed) Asclepias tuberosa is an easy to grow perennials variety that will grace your garden with months of summer color. In mid summer large clusters of bright yellow flowers emerge bringing enjoyment to the butterflies and bees in your garden. Asclepias is a host plant for the Monarch Butterfly, so if you see striped caterpillars climbing around and nibbling on your plant that is a good thing! If flowers seem to be slowing down we recommend trimming your plant back to stimulate additional growth. Asclepias tuberosa is a long blooming perennial perfect for butterfly gardens, landscape designs, and container combination to name a few. The beauty of Asclepias tuberosa extends into the fall as the seed pods burst open and reveal the fluffy seeds. Enjoy the summer blooms or the fall pods in cut floral arrangements.
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Common Name Milkweed USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Plant Type Perennial Brand American Beauties Native Plants Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.) Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Wet Nature Attractions Butterflies, Hummingbirds Critter Resistance Deer Flower Color Orange Shades Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Dried Flower, Fragrant, Native Design Use Border, Massing Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Summer, Summer
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Asclepias tuberosa is a prairie plant native to North America Found naturally in dry fields and on slopes, it does not require rich soil or much moisture. A full day of sun is best along with a slightly acidic, sandy-humus-loam that is well-drained (especially in winter). With the Monarch Butterfly Population on the decrease, help do your part to provide a food source and a place for them to lay their eggs.