Asclepias tuberosa Asclepias tuberosa

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Asclepias tuberosa

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  • Non-Invasive,
  • 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
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:Orange Shades

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Asclepias tuberosa - AB - QT Pot
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(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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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 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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Homeowner Tips
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.