Butterfly Weed

(Asclepias tuberosa )

Striking bright orange flowers in late summer. Likes full sun, dry and infertile soils. Can be slow to establish and late to come up in spring. Has a taproot which makes division very difficult. Attracts butterflies (loved by monarch larvae) and hummingbirds. Grows best in sand. PPA plant of 2017

Height: 24-36 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: June,July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9

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