Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Name Butterfly Weed
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa

The 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year! This hassle-free perennial has tangerine orange blooms that will last for three months, followed by green fruits. This is a favorite of our state insect, the Monarch Butterfly! Plant these in your garden for great cut flowers, and you're likely to find some orange-winged inspectors flying around. Pictures from Walters Gardens, Inc.

Location: Sun
Size: 24" inches tall
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: June, July, August
Trim/Prune: Trim to the ground in late fall after several frosts
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
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