Asclepias tuberosa

This native plant is in the milkweed family and a host plant to the Monarch butterfly. It produces brilliant orange flowers that bloom from June to August. It’s often found in meadows, prairies, open woods and hillsides. Flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and native bees. They have long taproots which may extend several feet down into the soil, making it drought tolerant but hard to transplant. This particular milkweed does not produce sap.

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Bloom Time

June to Sept

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

1-2 Feet

Host plant to

Monarch Butterflies