Butterfly Milkweed- Native
Butterfly Milkweed is a delightful native perennial plant. It has a good deal of practical and asthetic qualities. This is the host plant for monarch butterflies and their caterpillars. This plant is native to a large portion of the United States, and is vital for the monarchs. The leaves are narrow and dark green in color. They provide a nice appearance to the plant through the growing season. The individual flowers are quite small, growing in large clusters. They are yellowish-orange to dark orange in color. The flowers typically begin to bloom in the early summertime. Seed pods follow the flowers, opening to release silky seeds.
Asclepias tuberosa grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches, with a similar spread. It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 9. Butterfly Milkweed does best in full sunlight. It does well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils. It is not known to have any serious disease or insect issues.
Care & Shipping Notes
NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.