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Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly Weed, is a beautiful and hardy perennial that is a must-have for any garden or landscape. This plant is named for its ability to attract butterflies, but it also attracts bees, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects.
Asclepias tuberosa produces clusters of bright, orange flowers that bloom from mid-summer to fall. The flowers are held on tall, upright stems and are complemented by lance-shaped, dark green leaves. The plant grows up to 2-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide, making it a great choice for borders or containers.
In addition to its beauty, Asclepias tuberosa is also a tough plant that is drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. This makes it an excellent choice for hot and dry climates, and it's also easy to care for, making it a great choice for novice gardeners.
Asclepias tuberosa is a host plant for the monarch butterfly, providing food and habitat for the caterpillars. It also attracts a variety of other butterflies, making it a must-have for any butterfly garden.
If you're looking to add some vibrant color and attract beneficial insects to your garden, Asclepias tuberosa is an excellent choice. Its stunning flowers, hardy nature, and ability to attract butterflies make it a must-have for any garden or landscape. So why wait? Add Asclepias tuberosa to your collection and enjoy its beauty and benefits for years to come.
Bloom Time July-Aug