Asclepias tuberosa
Plants of the Southwest

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterflyweed

Butterflyweed is a strong perennial to 3 ft. with vivid orange flowers. Butterflies love it! Difficult to transplant with its long, tuberous root. Sow in fall or cold stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Zones 3-7.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 34567


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