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Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

One of the most vibrant native plants in the Midwest, the landscape looks aflame when this milkweed is in flower. A plant native to Illinois dry prairies and savannas, often found growing in sandy soils.


  • Acronym: ASCTUB
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Orange
  • Bloom Time: June - August
  • Typical Height: 24"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Dry
  • Root Structure: Taproot
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 30 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 4,300*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. Kane County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Asclepias tuberosa - Per Ounce

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