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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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. 

 

NRCS BUTTERFLY MILKWEED PLANT GUIDE

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