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Latin Name: Asclepias tuberosa


Blooms: Mid-Summer, Orange

Seeds or Berries Ripen: Autumn

Spreads Best Via: Seed

Moisture: Dry to Average, Drought Tolerant

Light Requirements: Full Sun, Light Shade

Soil Type: Sand to Clay

Cultural Location: Prairies and Meadows
Height: 60 - 90 cm

Spacing: 30 - 60 cm

Propagation: Seed and Dividing Root Stalks

Germination Code: C (30)

Wildlife Benefits: Pollinators, Host Plant for Monarch Butterfly, Milkweed Tussock Moth, Leaf Beetle, Queen Butterfly

Deer Resistant: Yes

Transplanting: When established does not tolerate, as a seedling so long as whole taproot is gotten it’s easy


Winter Interest: Moderate

Butterfly Milkweed

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