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Butterfly Milkweed

Plant Facts
Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed
Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Nativity: North America
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Type: Flowering herbaceous perennial
Size: Height: 1-3′, Spread: 1-1.5′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Erect
Foliage Color: Medium green
Seasonal Features: Interesting seed pod
Fall Color: n/a
Winter Form:
Bloom Color: Orange, yellow
Bloom Time: June, July
Fruit Color:

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun – part sun
Soil Type: Sand, loam
Soil Moisture: Moist to dry
Urban Tolerances: Drought tolerant
Wildlife Value: Birds, butterflies, esp. Monarch

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Low maintenance, do not mow or cut back


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