Asclepias tuberosa, commonly called butterfly weed, is a tuberous rooted, missouri native perennial which occurs in dryrocky open woods, glades, prairies, fields and roadsides throughout the state (steyermark). It typically grows in a clump to 1-3 tall and features clusters (umbels) of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers atop upright to reclining, hairy stems. Seen (or heard of) any issue with planting common milkweed and butterfly weed together but keep in mind a. Our mature tuberosa plants have two bloom periods and we dont pinch them back at all. Asclepias tuberosa characteristics & attributes attracts pollinators. These can even be used as trelliage to support weaker close growing plants, making asclepias tuberosa a versatile addition to any bed or border. Asclepias can be divided into two groups for plant care asclepias tuberosa with orange (sometimes yellow) flowers and all the other species with pink (sometimes white) flowers. Asclepias tuberosa (orange butterfly weed) - this perennial stays dormant until later in the spring than many other plants, especially when grown in pots. Asclepias tuberosa will grow to around 2 (60 cm) with an equal spread in ideal conditions, full sun and not too wet. The more sun you can give this plant, the happier it will be and the larger it will become. Mature height spread asclepias tuberosa 24 inches tall with a similar spread. Hello yellow 16 to 20 inches tall with a 20 to 24 inch spread. Bloom time time to reach maturity facts of note summer to fall. Asclepias tuberosa butterfly weed zone 3 container sizes. Mature height 24 mature spread 12-18 special uses deer resistant. Start the seeds in a week using water germination or sow in the fall for a more natural method called cold moist stratification. Asclepias tuberosa from burncoose nurseries available online to buy - information bright orange bead-like flowers.