Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
(aka: Orange Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Weed)
Butterfly Milkweed, one of four milkweeds on our site, is perfectly named; it is a brilliant orange butterfly magnet. It’s native to eastern North America and is easy to grow. It prefers well-drained soils and full sun.
It blooms a 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.