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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa


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A showy and valuable addition to the butterfly garden, this North American native produces bright orange or yellow heads of flowers in summer. Although slow to establish, mature plants provide an excellent show.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 3
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Height: 30 cm to 75 cm
Spread: 30 cm to 45 cm
Soil Requirements: Dry, to medium moisture average to poor soils
Bloom Time June  to  August
Planting Time: Spring, once soil has warmed
Use: Sunny borders, mass planting on dry slopes
Flower Colour & Shape: Umbels of small orange, to yellow-orange star-like flowers
Foliage: Medium green, linear leaves
Benefits: Deer proof, excellent pollinator plant, host to Monarch Butterflies, drought tolerant. Seed pods are good in dried arrangements

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