Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly Milkweed

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Height: About 60 cm.

Season of bloom: Summer.

Growing Conditions: Sun to mostly sun/part shade. Well-drained soil.

Wildlife benefits: Host plant for caterpillars of Monarch butterflies. Flowers are a good nectar source for many pollinating insects.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.


Similar species: Swamp Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed, Dwarf Milkweed

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