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Asclepias tuberosa

Scientific NameAsclepias tuberosa
Common NameButterfly Weed
HabitTuberous Perennial
Growth FormGrows in clumps to 1-3′, narrow stems with narrow, lance shaped leaves.
Mature SizeHeight: Up to 3′
FlowersBright Orange to yellow-orange flower clusters in June to August. Showy.
HardinessZones 3-9
Sun RequirementsFull Sun
Water RequirementsDry to medium. Well drained. Drought tolerant.
Soil RequirementsSandy, Loamy, Drought/Dry soil.
Other Info
Deer resistant Attracts butterflies, humming birds Bee friendly