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*
  • Seeds per Packet: 100*


Other scientific names used for this species:

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Other common names used for this species:

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

Asclepias tuberosa - Per Ounce