Jenkins’ Seed Packets: Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed is a native perennial milkweed that features bright orange blooms in mid summer. It is a favorite of numerous pollinators, and an essential food source for monarch caterpillar larvae. This is a great plant that will bring life to your sunny meadow or mixed border garden. This is a Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Green Ribbon Native Plant.

Natural Habitat: Meadows, prairies
Light Requirements: Sun to part shade
Soil Requirements: Average to dry
USDA Hardiness: Zones 3-9
Size: Height of  2’
Wildlife Value: Butterflies, bees
Deer Resistance: Resistant
Germination Requirements: 30 CMS