ascelpias tuberosa or butterfly weed
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Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

Scientific name: Asclepias tuberosa

Common names: Butterfly Weed, Milkweed

Family: Apocynaceae

Origin: Southern and Eastern North America

Height: 1 to 2.5 feet

Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet

Zones: 3 through 9


asclepias tuberosa origin

Plant Care

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Dry to moist, well drained


Drought Tolerant: Yes


Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Asclepias Tuberosa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed December 31, 2019.
  2. 2.
    Asclepias Tuberosa. USDA. Accessed December 31, 2019.

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