ASCLEPIAS tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed

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Butterfly milkweed is valued for its yellow to orange to bright orange clusters of flowers. The bright color of flowers attracts many butterflies. It is grown in home gardens. It has low water requirements and can tolerate drought. Besides its beauty, it has been used in the cure for pleurisy...
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Butterfly milkweed is valued for its yellow to orange to bright orange clusters of flowers. The bright color of flowers attracts many butterflies. It is grown in home gardens. It has low water requirements and can tolerate drought. Besides its beauty, it has been used in the cure for pleurisy and other pulmonary ailments. Although it belongs to milkweed family, but it has no milk sap.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 3,125 71
1OZ 6,250 143
1/4LB 25,000 571
1/2LB 50,000 1,143
1LB 100,000 2,285
5LB 500,000 11,425

Scientific name: Asclepias tuberosa

Common name: Butterfly milkweed

Plant type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Apocynaceae

Native range: Eastern and southern United States

Full growth height: 3 feet

Width in across: 12 to 24 inches

Exposure: Full sun

Blooming season: June to August

Flower: Showy

Pollinators: Butterflies and insects

Flower color: Yellow/orange

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil

Water requirement: Dry to medium

Soil type: Sandy soil, gravel, clay

Zones: 3 to 9

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