Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is shorter in stature and more clump forming compared to other milkweed. It is also different from other milkweed due to its alternate, narrow leaves, and it lacks the typical milky sap. It is prized for its large, flat-topped clusters of orange flowers that form at the top of multiple flowering stems and bloom for many weeks. In colonial America, its dried leaves with skunk cabbage were made into a tea to treat chest inflammations, thus giving it an alternative name: Pleurisy Root.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 18 - 24 inches
Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 10
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: June, July, August
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
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