Attract and nurture butterflies
Range of cheery colors brightens your midsummer garden
Carefree wildflowers, grow and bloom easily
Long-lasting cut flowers
After pods form, harvest for decorations or crafts
Want to help the threatened and beautiful Monarch butterflies, and still have a pretty garden? Our mix of native and cultivated milkweeds is the answer. Pretty shades of orange, pink, and lemon yellow burst on the scene every summer, providing your garden with lively color while attracting the butterflies and other pollinators. Plus, the plants are deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, and out-compete grass. Win-win!
Thrives in a sunny spot with consistent moisture and good drainage. 18-36 inches tall. Zones 4-9.
Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias incarnata, Asclepias tuberosa ‘Hello Yellow’
Height: 18 – 36
Spacing: 18 – 36″
Spread:18 – 36″
Light Required:Full Sun
Color: Mixed shades of orange, pink and lemon yellow.
Size: 2.5″ Pot
Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer
Flower Form: Milkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4″ across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
Soil Requirements: Dry Soil
Growth Rate: Fast
Pruning: Deadheading can prolong blooming time.
Foliage: Alternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6″ long and 1/4 to 1″ wide.