50 seeds $2.25
Asclepias tuberosa is a native perennial with bright orange flowers that bloom in mid summer, attracting hummingbirds, native bees and butterflies. It's also a host plant for Monarch, Queen, and Gray Hairstreak butterfly larvae. Asclepias tuberosa is a long-lived, drought-tolerant perennial once it is established, but it doesn't like to be transplanted. It prefers well-drained soil in full sun.
Also known as Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root and Butterfly Milkweed. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 4-10.
height 24" spacing 12"
Sowing Asclepias tuberosa Seeds
Start asclepias seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover with soil, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Or sow outdoors in the fall. Full sun.