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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Flower, Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Milkweed

Main interest:
attracts pollinators
full sun
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
June to August
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 2.5 ft (0.75 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
borders, butterfly gardens

You won’t be surprised to learn the Butterfly Flower (Asclepias tuberosa) is critical to the monarch butterfly survival, which has plummeted in North America. By planting Butterfly Weed in your own garden you can help these beautiful insects. Prized for its flat-topped clusters of bright orange and yellow flowers it blooms continuously throughout the summer. Unlike other milkweeds there is no milky sap. Use often in dried flower arrangements.

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Synonym(s): Asclepias decumbens

Also known as: Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Root, Orange Milkweed, Chigger Flower, Flux Root, Orange Root

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