orange butterfly weed
Asclepias tuberosa (orange butterfly weed) has a long bloom time, is easy to grow and is a must for butterfly gardens.
Bright orange flowers in summer, with attractive seed pods in fall.
|Botanical Name||Asclepias tuberosa|
|Common Name||orange butterfly weed|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 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 Wildlife||Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region. Also known as orange milkweed. Provides food for Several Host-Specific Species Including the Monarch Butterfly.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Northwest Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, Bird Border – Columbus|