Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberosa)

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberosa)

$9.35

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberosa) is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is commonly known as butterfly weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the queen and monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are also attracted. It is a perennial plant growing to 1 –3 ft tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early autumn. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, and 2–3 cm broad. This plant favors dry, sand or gravel soil, but has also been reported on stream margins.

  • Includes One #1 Size Pot per order
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Mature Height: 1-3 ft.
  • Mature Spread: 1-2 ft.
  • Bloom Color: Orange
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to early autumn
  • Soil: Dry, sandy soils, but have been seen on stream margins
  • Sunlight Requirements: Full sun

**Available only for local pick up at the Duke Lundgard Building, Miami County Fairgrounds – April 10th (2-6pm) or April 11th (8am-6pm).**

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Description

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberosa) is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is commonly known as butterfly weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the queen and monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are also attracted. It is a perennial plant growing to 1 –3 ft tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early autumn. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, and 2–3 cm broad. This plant favors dry, sand or gravel soil, but has also been reported on stream margins.

  • Includes One #1 Size Pot per order
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Mature Height: 1-3 ft.
  • Mature Spread: 1-2 ft.
  • Bloom Color: Orange
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to early autumn
  • Soil: Dry, sandy soils, but have been seen on stream margins
  • Sunlight Requirements: Full sun

**Available only for local pick up at the Duke Lundgard Building, Miami County Fairgrounds – April 10th (2-6pm) or April 11th (8am-6pm).**

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