Asclepias tuberosa (BUTTERFLY MILKWEED)
bloom Jul-Aug | height 2’ | full to part-sun
Bright umbel-shaped orange flowers develop early in the summer atop dark green (almost evergreen-looking) foliage. Structural upright pods mature to a dusty rose color and open to display an impressive matrix of filaments connected to tear-shaped seeds.
Plants that grow well with butterfly milkweed: plains oval sedge (Carex brevior), prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis), pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida)
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