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Butterfly Weed Seeds

Asclepias tuberosa
SKU: HC013325
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Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) milkweed has attractive, bright orange flowers in late spring and is a favorite nectar source for bees and butterflies.
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Seed Coverage
Packet covers 10-20 sq. ft.
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Mass Plantings


Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) has attractive, bright orange flowers  in summer and is a favorite nectar source for bees and butterflies. The Monarch butterfly will also use it as a food source for its caterpillars. Re

quires seed prep (scarification) and a hot sunny site with sandy soil for best growth. See planting guide below. USDA zones 4-9. Asclepias tuberosa Native Range: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA , MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV.