Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

(aka: Orange Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Weed)
Butterfly Milkweed is perfectly named; it is a brilliant orange butterfly magnet. Itís a native to eastern North America and is easy to grow. It prefers well drained soils and full sun. It blooms beautiful cluster of flowers in the summer months and each fall the seeds are dispersed through the air as the large teardrop shaped seed pods burst. This plant is a must-have in every butterfly garden. Encourage new growth by deadheading flowers

Attracts: Black SwallowtailGreat Spangled FritillaryMonarchQueenZebra LongwingZebra SwallowtailVariegated FritillaryGray Hairstreak American CopperSleepy Orange,  and more

Color(s): orange, yellow

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Well-drained, moderate water

Average Height: 18 in. - 30 in.

Average Spread: 18 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10

Note: Deer resistant

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Fred Miller

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