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Butterflyweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Specifications

  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Annual/Perennial: Perennial
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 18-30 inches
  • Bloom Color: Orange
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Sun
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Spacing: 2 feet on center
  • Wildlife

    Flowers visited by eastern black, spicebush, tiger and pipevine swallowtail butterflies, as well as cloudless sulphur and monarchs. Larval plant for monarchs.

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