Found growing wild in dry fields and along sunny road sides, the showy flowers of Butterfly Milkweed make it an essential mid-summer garden plant. Due to a lack of milky sap that is common to all other milkweeds, Butterfly Milkweed can be used as a cut flower.

Plant Uses & Characteristics

  • Height- 12-30 in.
  • Spread- 12 in.
  • Foliage Color- Green
  • Flower Color- Orange
  • Flowering Period: Summer
  • Accent- Attractive to pollinators, host of monarch butterflies.

Growing Conditions

  • ​​Sun Exposure- Full sun
  • Hardiness Zone- 4-9
  • Growth Rate- Moderate

Butterfly Milkweed

​Ascelpias tuberosa