Asclepias tuberosa

‘Butterfly Weed’


Plants bloom in shades of fiery red, orange, and yellow in June and July and sometimes even longer. They are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds love them too. The fragrant flowers are a nutritious treat for a wide variety of beneficial insects. It is also the host plant for Monarch butterflies. Plant in a sunny site with well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant.


Milkweeds are the host plant for Monarch butterflies. The entire lifecycle of these butterflies, from caterpillars to adults, revolves around this plant.