Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
[ah-SKLEE-pee-us too-ber-OH-sah]

Deciduous Perennial in the Apocynaceae Family
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Size Notes Price Availability
#1 Field


$7.88 Frequently available
#1 Field


$9.75 Frequently available
#1 Field $10.05 Frequently available
10 Flat Field $57.75 Frequently available
38 Flat Field $138.51 Frequently available

Named Cultivars Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies', Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow', Asclepias tuberosa 'Orange Glory', Asclepias tuberosa var. Clay
Plant Data
Mature Size 12 - 30 inches tall. 12 - 18 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Dry - Medium
Zones 3a - 9b
Tags Deer Resistant, Wet Site Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Illinois Native, Most Popular, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Deciduous, Thornless, Attractive to Butterflies, Attractive to Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Border, Butterfly Garden, Container, Cottage Garden, Eclectic Garden, Erosion Control, Formal Garden, Low Maintenance, Mass, Pond, Prairie Garden, Rain Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Well-Drained Soil, Drought Tolerant, Moist Soil, Normal Soil, Poor Soil, Rocky Soil, Shallow Soil, Native to North America
Bloom Period June to August
Flower Color Yellow/Orange
Foliage Color
Animals That Use It


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Purple Emperor Butterfly Bush, Milkshake Coneflower, Adagio Eulalia, Laura Garden Phlox,

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