Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa seed
Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed

Showy clump-forming species with tuberous roots; essential food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.

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General Product Information
  • Species Type:
    Native
  • Product Categories:
  • Characteristics:
    Multi-stemmed.
  • Habitat:
    Dry woods, abandoned fields, roadsides, shale barrens; grows best in well-drained soils.
  • Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Bloom Period:
    April to September
  • Flower Color:
    Orange
  • Typical Height:
    2.9 ft
  • Minimum Root Depth:
    16 in
  • pH:
    4.8 – 6.8
  • Pollinator Value:
    Very High
Indicator Regions
  • Northcentral & Northeast:
    NI
  • Midwest
    NI
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
    NI
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
    NI
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Tolerances
  • Shade:
    Full Sun
  • Drought:
    High
  • Salt:
    No
Seed Information
  • Approximate seeds per lb:
    70,000
  • Seeding rate per acre in a mix:
    Up to 0.5 lb
  • Truax Seedbox:
    Fluffy
Included in mixes

$312.00/lb

Description

The native and non-native wildflowers establish quickly and have a 2-3 year lifespan; wildlife and pollinator value. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding philosophy and function of the mix will not.

Additional information

BloomPeriodSrchTrm

Fall, Spring, Spring/Fall, Spring/Summer, Summer, Summer/Fall

ColorSearchTerms

Mixed, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow

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