Tuberosa is a busy, low-growing butterfly milkweed that produces brilliant orange flower clusters that grow atop upright stems with narrow, lance-shaped leaves. It is a drought-tolerant variety that grows well in average to sandy or rocky soils. Unlike many of the other milkweeds, Tuberosa does not have milky-sapped stems. It is our most popular milkweed good reason! Butterflyweed flowers are a source of nectar for many butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. It is a host plant monarch caterpillar, and wild birds use fiber from the plant to create their nests
Common Names: asclepias tuberosa, butterflyweed, butterfly milkweed, orange milkweed, orange butterfly weed
Companion Planting: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia
Tuberosa Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don’t want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.