Butterfly Milkweed – Asclepias tuberosa

$468.00$1,170.00 bag

Butterfly Milkweed is a perennial forb that thrives in sandy, loamy and rocky soils in open prairies and other open areas. It grows bowl-shaped flowers that range from red to orange in color. Butterfly Milkweed not only beautifies a landscape but also provides essential habitat to migrating butterflies.

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Plant Information

Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed

Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Light Requirements: Full sun

Bloom Period: June – August

Bloom Color: Orange

Mature Height: 2′

Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry

Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre

Planting Instructions: Site preparation is vital for allowing your seed to make clean contact with the soil, allowing for successful and uniform germination. Start with a clean, firm, weed-free seedbed to allow for uniform seed placement and an increased chance for faster establishment. 



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Every acre is different and our goal is to help you know what works best in your area. This 'Growing Regions' section showcases where this species works best. If you have any questions on product placement, feel free to contact our experts and we will help!

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