Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

Bright orange-yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought resistant
Deer resistant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native