Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) has a long bloom time, is easy to grow and is a must for butterfly gardens.
Seed pods attractive in fall.
|Botanical Name||Asclepias tuberosa|
|Common Name||butterfly weed|
|USDA Zone||3 to 9|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Season(s) of interest||Summer, Fall|
|Height and Spread||
1-2.5ft x 1-1.5ft (30-75cm x 30-45cm)
Attracts Monarch Butterflies and Many Other Pollinators. Hosts Butterflies, Moths and Several Other Host-Plant Specific Species of Insects. Provides Food for Birds.
Native to the Chicago Region. Also known as orange butterflyweed and orange milkweed.
|Location in Lurie Garden||
Northwest Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, Bird Border-Columbus