Asclepias tuberosa

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Common Name:

Butterfly Milkweed

Origin:

Native throughout the US

Description:

Herbaceous Perennial

Dies back in winter and re-sprouts from its underground tuber each spring. The brilliant orange or red flower clusters appear in midsummer followed by attractive green pods. Prefers full sun but can handle light shade.

Characteristics:

Temperature: Hardy to below 0F

Size: 2 feet tall

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