Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa
This hardy perennial needs little attention. Attractive clusters of red buds that open to bright orange flowers throughout summer. This is a must have perennial in any butterfly garden!
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: Height- 1-2 ft, Width- 1 ft
Bloom Time: June to August
– Mature plants can self-seed if seed pods are not removed prior to splitting open.
– Unlike many other milkweeds, this species does not have milky-sap stems.
– Hummingbirds love them!