Asclepias tuberosa

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Common Name:

Butterfly Milkweed


Native throughout the US


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.


Temperature: Hardy to below 0F

Sun: Full to Part Sun

Water: Moderate; Drought Tolerant

Size: 2 feet tall

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