Asclepias tuberosa is a long blooming perennial with bright orange flower clusters that attract butterflies. Commonly referred to as Butterfly Weed, this perennial's leaves are a larval food source for monarch butterflies. Asclepias tuberosa forms a tap root so it resents transplanting once established. Butterfly Weed is native to all but the northwest United States. Asclepias is late to break dormancy in the spring. Deadhead this plant to encourage rebloom.
* As of June 1st these plants have been treated with a systemic pesticide in accordance with the USDA required Japanese Beetle Harmonization Plan. The pesticide is not a neonicotinoid, but if you plan on hosting any insects or insect larvae with these plants please keep them quarantined for at least 3 weeks. This will give the systemic pesticide sufficient time to move through the plant’s root and foliar system, after which they will be safe host plants. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 1-804-746-7092.