Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Container Size: Quart

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Bloom Time: June to August

Bloom Color: Orange

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, well-drained

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



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Butterfly Milkweed is a small tuberous perennial that prefers dry, rocky soils. In the wild it can be found in open woods, fields, and roadsides. It grows in clumps that feature clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers. These flowers attract many types of pollinators, and the leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae. The seed pods can be used in dried flower arrangements. In the landscape, it can be used to naturalize, or at the top of a rain garden because of its drought and erosion tolerance.

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in

1 to 2.5'

Container Size


Bloom Time

June to August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

butterfly weed, orange milkweed, butterfly plant, pleurisy root