(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.
Common Name: Milkweed
Plant Type: Perennial
Brand: PROVEN SELECTIONS®
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9What is my zone?
Max Height: 2 Feet
Max Spread: 2 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Flower Color: Orange Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Wet
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Dried Flower, Fragrant, Native
Design Use: Border, Massing
Season of Interest (Flowering): Summer, Late Summer, Fall