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Asclepias tuberosa -- Butterfly milkweed

  • Butterfly Milkweed
  • Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Milkweed
Common Name:
Butterfly milkweed
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Plant Description

Description: Larval host plant for Monarch, Queen and Soldier butterflies

Lifespan: Perennial

Light exposure: Full sun

Bloom color: Orange

Bloom season: Spring through fall

Height (in bloom): 1–3 feet

Habitat: Dry, well-drained sandy soils -- pine flatwoods, sandhills

Each packet covers 10 square feet.

Read the Florida Wildflower Foundation's profile of Butterfly milkweed.
View or download the Milkweed page from the Foundation's 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers publication.


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