Showy native perennial features clusters of flowers in orange-yellow shades. Its flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies—and monarchs love the leaves. Its seed pods are valued in dried floral arrangements. This drought-tolerant sun lover is a favorite for butterfly gardens, naturalized areas and sunny borders. 3" Bareroot. Asclepias tuberosa
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly. Place with the top of root about 1/2-1'' below soil level and 15-18'' apart.
Winter CareNone special.
Flower Color:orange, yellow, mixed
Flower FormMilkweed-like blossoms. Flowers close to 1/4" across in short, umbel-like cymes or clusters.
Foliage TypeAlternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 - 1" wide.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface-rooted trees.
PruningDeadheading can prolong blooming time. After flowering.
Additional InformationMedicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are poisonous to animals. Slow to emerge in spring, so be careful not to disturb it during early spring clean-up. It will compete successfully with the grasses.
Unique CharactersticsAttractive, brightly-colored blooms lure butterflies to the garden. Flowers and pods can be used in dried arrangements and have a long vase life. Free-flowering. Drought and deer tolerant.