Asclepias tuberosa

Constantly busy with butterflies and bees, this beautiful airy Californian native perennial flowers long and hard from mid-summer to the end of autumn. It is widely grown in the USA as a long vase life cut flower, and is hardy enough to withstand our winters. More
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Constantly busy with butterflies and bees, this beautiful airy Californian native perennial flowers long and hard from mid-summer to the end of autumn. It is widely grown in the USA as a long vase life cut flower, and is hardy enough to withstand our winters.

Genus Asclepias
Group/Species A. tuberosa
Type Hardy Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial
Common Name Butterflyweed
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (24-36in)
Spacing 30-45cm (12-18in)
Care Tips Avoid overwatering - this likes dry conditions. Flowering time varies greatly depending on location and weather conditions. Some areas will see it already flowering in June, whereas in cooler spots it may be much later.
Flowering June - August
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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