Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias Tuberosa, or Butterfly Weed, is a large, bushy plant with bright orange clusters of orange flowers. These vibrant flowers attract large quantities of butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and many other insects. The Asclepias Tuberosa blooms in the beginning of summer and begin to disappear in mid fall. The blooms are replaced by beautiful seed pods.

 

General Information:

Mature Height:  2-3 Feet
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  Orange
Fall Color:  N/A

 

Soil Type:

Dry, Mesic

 

Exposure:

Full Sun

 

 

Bloom Period:

June–July

Attracts:

    butterflies

Pair With:

Pale purple cone flower

Purple coneflower

Wild petunia