Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuborosa)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $3.00

Lots of bright orange, flat-topped flower clusters open in early June. Plants bloom for many weeks. Host plant for the monarch butterfly and a great nectar source for many other butterflies and pollinators.

Culture: Grow in full sun in well-drained soil. Plants have deep tap roots and are slow to emerge in the spring.
Native Environment: Prairie
Height: 18 to 24 inches
Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Color: Red Orange
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: June to August
Soil Moisture: Average
Wildlife Benefit: Butterfly Host / Butterfly Nectar
Animal Resistance: Deer Resistant
Nature Attracting: Butterfly / Hummingbird / Beneficial Insects
Special Usage: Fragrant, Fresh Cut Flower, Dried Flower