Asclepias tuberosa


Common Name: butterfly milkweed
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun, part sun
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:1 to 3 feet
Width:2 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland Edge
Soil Type:well drained
Soil Moisture:Mesic
Seed Ripens:late summer
USDA Zones:3 to 9
Flower Colour:orange clusters
Bloom Time:summer
Comments:Larval plant for monarch. Good nectar plant.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed requires light to germinate.
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Picture Copyright: John Oyston