Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
Soil Moisture: Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: June-August
Bloom Color: Orange
Attracts: butterflies and native bees
Pollinator benefit: Larval host for Monarch butterfly, Grey hairstreak, Queens; good nectar plant
Help save the Monarch butterfly!
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa ) is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly (host plants are the only plants that the caterpillars can live on) and the others listed above.
It grows best in a dry and sunny location. Mature plants in ideal locations can make as many as 20 stems at an average height of 2.’ The vivid orange color, low mounded profile, and ability to attract and sustain butterflies make this plant a well-known favorite for all types of gardens. Butterfly weed has an interesting and unusual flower structure. Plant it among other mid-sized perennials.
some info from www.wildflower.org