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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa, commonly known as Butterfly weed, is a species of milkweed well known for its bright, large clusters of orange flowers. Asclepias tuberosa prefers well-draining soils in open, sunny habitats where it can naturalize by self-seeding. Butterfly weed usually grows to 1 - 2' tall, forming dense clumps and numerous flowers. Many pollinators are attracted to butterfly weed, including butterflies, native bees, moths, and hummingbirds. Asclepias tuberosa is a host species for the Monarch, the Gray Hairstreak, and the Queen Butterfly.

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Additional Information
Height 24-36 in
Spread 1-3 Feet
Spacing 12 in
Hardiness Zone 3-9
Color Orange
Detailed Description for Asclepias

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