Add more color to your pollinator garden! Asclepias tuberosa is native to most of the U.S. and is usually orange, but sometimes plants magically take on local characteristics, like this yellow beauty that was found in Colorado. A unique milkweed that will delight your visiting monarch butterflies who are dependant on milkweed for food and habitat. Drought tolerant and practically care free.
Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Native: Apocynaceae (formerly Asclepiadaceae) Dogbane family, includes butterfly flower and true vinca.
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer
Plant Dimensions: 18″–24″ tall
Variety Information: Individual flowers ½”, borne in brilliant yellow clusters.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or in the fall for spring germination.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 14–28 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″–24″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″–24″