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Asclepias tuberosa

Western Golden Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Milkweed
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Asclepias tuberosa
Principal Common Name Western Golden Butterfly Weed
Common Name(s) Butterfly Milkweed
Description This species has particularly large, full flower heads are a uniformly deep golden-orange held high on big, vigorous plants with substantial deep green foliage followed by showy ornamental seed pods.
General Comments
Origin Alan Bradshaw of Alplains Seed Company in Western Colorado
Nativity Native to U.S.
Height Range 20 - 24 IN
Spread Range 18 - 20 IN
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b
Leaf Color Dark Green : Green
Leaf Texture Narrow : Strap-like
Form Shrub
Flower Color
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Dry : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Butterflies : Color : Deer resistant : Drought tolerant

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