Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa). Butterflyweed is a low-growing milkweed, reaching up to 30 inches at maturity. In good locations, plants may bloom the second year. Third-year plants can be impressive with abundant orange blossoms. Butterflyweed, a US native milkweed is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly. It is a long-lived perennial. A striking US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Native Americans chewed on the tuberous root to ease respiratory ailments.
Plant outdoors Fall through Late Winter. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to South, Central, and Eastern US
• full sun and well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall through Late Winter, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Butterflyweed is native to the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.