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Milkweed, Butterfly

Milkweed, Butterfly

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Asclepias tuberosa

Drought-tolerant  perennial that provides food for monarch butterflies.

Native to the central United States, this orange flowered milkweed is a fantastic ornamental that feeds monarch butterfly caterpillars. Showy blooms grace the plant in mid-summer. Sun or part shade. Drought-tolerant perennial, zone 3.

For more information about growing this plant, visit the USDA plant guide.

Seeds grown by Butterfield Farm in Weiser, Idaho, Grand Prismatic Seed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, Idaho.

50 Seeds.

Directions: Direct seed in fall or spring. Or, start indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting.

Planting Depth

Seed Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

¼”

12”

14-90

Perennial