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Butterfly Weed -Asclepias tuberosa - MN Native

Butterfly Weed -Asclepias tuberosa - MN Native

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Commonly known as butterfly weed, this bushy, 1 1/2-2 ft. perennial is prized for its large, flat-topped clusters of bright-orange flowers.  Butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is a species of milkweed that is used as a host plant for growing Monarch caterpillars.

Sun: Full sun
Type: MN Native Perennial
Height: 1-2ft
Soil Type: favors sandy with a slightly acidic PH
Soil Moisture: Dry
Other info: It is a compact, well-behaved plant that is easy to grow. Water once a week the first year, drought resistant after that. Deer/rabbit-resistant.

Pot Size: 3", 12.17 fl. oz or 365 ml 



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Marshal Hedin from San Diego, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Aaron Carlson from Menomonie, WI, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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