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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed

Plant Type: Native - American
FULL Sun

Abundance of bright orange flowers June through August. Host plant for the monarch butterfly and a superior nectar plant for many other butterfly species. Requires well-drained soil.


Height

18-24"

Spread

24"

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Butterfly Milkweed Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

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