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Asclepias tuberosa Asclepias tuberosa

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Asclepias tuberosa

Quick Overview

  • Native Perennial,
  • Butterfly Host Plant,
  • Low Maintenance,
Common Name:Milkweed
Plant Type:Perennial
Brand:American Beauties Native Plants
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:2 - 2 Feet
Spread:2 - 2 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:Orange Shades

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Asclepias tuberosa - 5" Pot
(Ships in Spring)
  • Buy 3 for $15.19 each and save 5%
  • Buy 6 for $14.39 each and save 10%
  • Buy 12 for $13.59 each and save 15%


(Swamp Milkweed/Butterfly Weed) Native Asclepias tuberosa is an easy to grow perennial variety that will grace your garden with months of summer color. In mid summer large clusters of bright yellow-orange 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, it's 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 combinations to name a few. Growing 24 inches high and wide, plant Asclepias tuberosa in full sun. 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.
More Info

Asclepias tuberosa

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 Bee-Friendly, 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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