Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name

Butterfly Weed

Plant Description

With bright orange flowers and narrow, lance-shaped leaves, Butterfly Weed is one of our most showy native wildflowers. It makes a colorful addition to the pollinator garden or meadow. We also like to plant it en masse in large drifts.


  • Light: Sun
  • Height: 24 to 30 inches
  • Spread: 12 to 18 inches
  • Zones: 4 to 10