Butterfly Milkweed

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 2 Ft.
Seed Count 70,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun - Partial Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period June-August
Flower Color Orange
Pollinator Value Excellent
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Description

Butterfly Milkweed

 

Butterfly Milkweed is an attractive perennial native wildflower common in most areas of the United States other than the Pacific Northwest. This wildflower is an important food and shelter for many pollinators, especially butterflies.

 

  • Mature plant height of 2 feet
  • Great source of food for pollinators and other beneficial insects
  • Summer bloom period
  • Beautiful orange flower
  • Thrives on sandy, loamy and rocky soils in prairies, roadsides and other disturbed areas
  • Very good heat and drought tolerance
  • Easily established by seed or root cuttings
  • Deer resistant specie

 

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