Asclepias tuberosa

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Phonetic: ass-KLE-pee-us too-ber-OH-suh

Common Name(s): Butterfly Weeds

Family: Apocynaceae, Asclepediaceae
Origin: Eastern and southern United States
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, narrow, lance-shaped
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color:
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Deep orange

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 3-9
Climate Zone(s): 1-24
Growth Rate:               
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 1-1.5 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Soil: Average dry, well-drained soil

Features: Showy flowers, attracts butterflies (Monarch), drought tolerant
Uses: Natural areas, rain garden, wildlife gardens, butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, sunny borders, medicinal

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