Butterfly Weed Details

Butterfly Weed

  • Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use:
  • Ornamental Value: Orange, Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source and larval food source)
  • Season: Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 2'-3'


Sandy, well-drained soil. Makes long-lasting cut flowers. Excellent for butterflies. Does not like to be transplanted.

Perennial Care Guide

Butterfly Weed Photos