Butterfly Weed Orange Asclepias Tuberosa is a bushy, herbaceous perennial that belongs to the Milkweed family. Butterfly Weed Orange seeds can be started indoors in spring, and also called Butterfly Milkweed or Orange Milkweed, this perennial is prized for its bushy attractive foliage and large flat clusters of bright-orange flowers. Asclepias Tuberosa has a long bloom period from late spring throughout the summer, and its showy flat-topped flower clusters attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Butterfly Weed Orange is a long lived perennial that is very popular flower for perennial butterfly gardens. Asclepias Tuberosa seeds need light to germinate, and the flowering Butterfly Weed looks wonderful in sunny borders and meadows. Butterfly Weed Orange can be grown in full sun or partial shade, and this flower prefers well-drained, sandy soils tolerating poor soil conditions and drought. Butterfly Milkweed makes a charming cut flower, or it can be dried and used in dry floral arrangements.
Height: 28 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/ Moist well-drained pH 5.8-7.2
USDA Zones: 3-9
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into soil
Germination Time: 28-42 Days