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BUTTERFLY MILKWEED

#1474 | Asclepias tuberosa

BUTTERFLY MILKWEED

#1474 | Asclepias tuberosa

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Summary

Butterfly Milkweed is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. It is very drought tolerant. New growth tends to emerge late in the spring. Plants are easily grown from seed, but may take 2-3 years to produce flowers. Butterfly Milkweed does not transplant well due to its deep taproot.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 7 - Great Lakes South, 9 - Southeast, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
18" - 24"
Bloom Period
Mid-Summer
Bloom Color
Orange
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Rhizomatous
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall
Plant Depth
0.25" - 0.5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
65° F
Establishment
Hard

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
70,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Asteridae
Order
Gentianales
Family
Asclepiadaceae
Genus
Asclepias
Species
Asclepias tuberosa

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 10 oz per 1000 sq feet

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Landscaping

Attractive in mass plantings as well as in species mixes

Pollinator Beneficial Plants

Larval host for Monarchs, and nectar source for pollinators

Conservation, Reclamation & Restoration

Roadside

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