Asclepias tuberosa
Asclepias tuberosa
(Butterfly Weed)
At a Glance
  • Full Sun
  • Dry Soil
  • Cut Flower
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Native Plant
Plant Height: 12–24"
Bloom Time: June–August
Bloom Color: Orange
Asclepias tuberosa, Blazing Star
Flowers mature to 36" canoe shaped pods that split open to release silk-tailed seeds. Requires fast drainage. PPA Plant of the Year 2017.
Zone 4–9