BUTTERFLY Vine Perennial herb –
Asclepias tuberosa Ht. 1 ½’-2’ Spread 2’
az-KLEP-ee-us too-ber-OH-sah Spacing 2’
HABIT: 2”-4” clusters of yellow or orange blooms from April to September.
CULTURE: Relatively easy to grow in any soil. Slow-growing. Does not grow well in pots.
USES: Summer color to attract butterflies.
PROBLEMS: Aphids on new growth. Can die out from too much water. Hard to transplant.
NOTES: Plant a few, but don’t invest a lot of money in this plant.