This attractive variety of Asclepias is a beautiful addition to your garden and also looks great in a pot or container for patio gardens. Preferring full sun and dry, loamy soil, this plant attracts many different pollinators and is essential to the Monarch butterfly's survival.
Self seeding and drought resistant, the 'tuberosa' produces stunning brightly colored clusters of orange to red blooms and is commonly known as "butterfly milkweed" because of its popularity with butterflies.
Though at first slow growing, this plant has been used by Native Americans for its medicinal benefits as an expectorant and treatment for respiratory infections and coughs. Native from Canada to Florida. Zone 3-8. Needs fast-draining soil and full sun. Perennial.
Other Names: Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Mariposa Flower, Chigger flower; Asclepiadaceae