Asclepias tuberosa, PA Ecotype
Butterfly Milkweed, PA Ecotype
A showy clump-forming species with tuberous roots; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars.
General Product Information:
Item Number: ASCTUB01
Species Type: Native
Herbaceous Flowering Species, Pollinator Favorites, Uplands & Meadows
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Habitat: Dry woods, abandoned fields, roadsides, shale barrens; grows best in well-drained soils.
Bloom Period: June to August
Flower Color: Orange
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 2.9 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 16 in
pH: 4.8 – 6.8
Pollinator Value: Very High
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: NI
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: NI
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: NI
Shade: Full Sun
Approximate seeds per lb: 70,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 0.5% and not more than 3.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy