Asclepias tuberosa (Milkweed)

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A native North American wildflower, this is the primary source of food for the both the adult and juvenile Monarch Butterfly, and is often included in butterfly gardens. Plants form an upright clump of narrow green leaves, bearing showy clusters of orange gold flowers in mid to late summer.

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant. Does well in poor, dry soils. New growth tends to emerge late in the spring.

Zone 3 perennial. Height: 2-3'. 2 roots per package.