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Butterfly Milkweed

  • Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa
  • Garden: Beneficial Insects and Compost Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

Common butterfly weed native to the central parts of the continent makes a striking long blooming perennial in our gardens. To 2′ tall flat cymes of brilliant orange flowers appear in July and re-bloom until frost. Emerges late – not until May and then rockets out of the ground and almost immediately commences blooming. Fantastic plant for all pollinators. Remarkably showy perennial for very well drained soil- try a slope and deep but infrequent irrigation or add a few handfuls of pumice to the planting hole. Plant type: Herbaceous perennial | Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Biome: Deer Resistance, Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast | USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4a -25º to -30ºF Foliage color: Mid Green | Foliage season: Winter Deciduous

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ASTU fullPAS (©2020 Pat Stephens), ASTU flowerPAS, ASTU Seed Pod (©2021 Cheri Moland)