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Asclepias tuberosa

Perennial Plant of the Year

Buy Butterfly Milkweed online. This native plant is late to break dormancy in spring, and needs abundant sunlight and dry growing conditions. Butterfly milkweed boasts three months of brilliant orange blooms during the summer that attract hummingbirds, bees, Monarch butterflies, and other beneficial insects.

Hardiness Zone: 4-9   ·   Mature Height: 24-28 Inches   ·   Mature Spread: 22-24 Inches


Eco gallon Potted (SKU: 2265)
(1031 units available now - SR)
(54 units for review on 5/1/22)   -  Pre-Order

List Price $25.00   In Stock

Family: Apocynaceae · Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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BUTTERFLY MILKWEED Plant Characteristics

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2 review(s) for BUTTERFLY MILKWEED

  1. Jann Jasper - Jun 19, 2013
    New Jersey (Hardiness Zone: 6)

    I love the rich orange color. Beautiful plant.

  2. Jann Jasper - Jun 19, 2013
    New Jersey (Hardiness Zone: 6)

    I love the rich orange color. Beautiful plant.

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BUTTERFLY MILKWEED Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips

Asclepias is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.