Butterfly Weed

Not available – in production.

See below for the plant description, reviews, and how to purchase our plants.

Plant sales start on Saturday, May 6th.
See Calendar for dates, times, and locations.


Butterfly weed
Asclepias tuberosa L.

Perennial native plant

Height:  1 to 2 feet

Width:  2  to 4 feet

Flower color:  bright orange

Bloom time:  summer

Light needed:  sun

Soil needed:  dry, moist.  Prefers well-drained sandy soils. Tolerates drought.

Notes:  This is one of the milkweeds that monarch caterpillars must eat to survive.  When it gets aphids, leave the plant alone unless it looks sick. Then, if necessary, hand spray with a water stream to get rid of them. Flowers can be cut and brought inside.

Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds
Resistant to deer

For more details, visit:  https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASTU

How to Purchase Our Plants:

See our Calendar for the dates and locations of our pop up sales, where you can browse our stock of plants in person. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

Zoning regulations prevent us from having customers coming to our backyard nursery.  We do not ship plants.



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