Asclepias tuberosa
Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Flower

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Late to break dormancy, prefers drier and well-drained soil, vibrant orange flowers are a magnet for butterflies, attractive seed pods are used in floral arrangements, grow above 65ºF and dry.

  •  · Vibrant orange flowers
  •  · Prefers drier and well-drained soils
  •  · A magnet to butterflies
Recommended Substitution
Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Butterfly Flower
Hello Yellow has lots of golden yellow flowers in July and was hybridized from the native Asclepias tuberosa, the narrow green leaves are an important food source for Monarch caterpillars, drought tolerant and easy to grow.
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18-24 in


4-6 ft




Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Season of Interest (Flowering)



Common Name: Butterfly Flower

Prized perennial for attracting butterflies. Flowers are long lasting and bloom early to mid-summer. Plants do not like to be transplanted and should be allowed to "naturalize".