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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

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Clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers appear on tall stems from late spring through summer. Flowers give way to spindle-shaped seed pods, which are used in dry floral arrangements.

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Naturalizing
Rock Garden
Drought Tolerant
Native
Exposure
Full sun
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Columnar
Spreading
Program
American Beauties® Natives
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average

Height

2-3 Feet

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Spread

12-18 Inches

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Flower Color:

Orange

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Good Companions
Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'
Zagreb Tickseed
Coreopsis verticillata