Clusters of tiny blossoms in bright tints of orange attract butterflies to your garden! Blooms flourish for several weeks in mid to late summer, followed by large and interesting seedpods. 18-36" tall plants thrive in sun and heat, humidity and even drought, yet is quite winter hardy and long-lived. 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.
Winter CareNo winter care needed.
Flower FormMilkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4" across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
Foliage TypeAlternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 to 1" wide.
Soil RequirementWell drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees.
Watering RequirementKeep consistently moist with good drainage.
PruningDeadheading can prolong blooming time.
Additional InformationMedicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are supposed to be poisonous to animals. Slow to emerge in the spring so be careful not to disturb it during early spring clean-up. It will compete successfully with the grasses.
Unique CharactersticsAttractive bright colored blooms lures butterflies to garden. Long vase life. Flowers and pods can be used in dried arrangements. Free-flowering. Drought tolerant.