Butterfly Milkweed – Asclepias tuberosa
$240.00 – $2,000.00 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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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.