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Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa


One of the best plants for attracting and sustaining the Monarch butterfly, as well as other butterfly species. Clusters of bright orange flowers appear in mid-summer. Demands very well-drained soil and tolerates drought. A chief species in dry prairies.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 18-30 Inches

    Blooms: July

    Bloom Colour: Orange

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Dry, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

    Habitat: Prairies, Dry Fields, Open Upland Woods

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