Asclepias tuberosa | Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed is a shrubby, upright perennial in form. It is known to attract butterflies, particularly monarch butterflies; they seek out plants to lay their eggs. Plant in well drained soil. Canopy coverage: 3 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 2 feet wide


Foliage Color: bright green

Flower Color: orange

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: birds, butterflies