Butterfly weed grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Asclepias also known as Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly weed perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant attracted pollinator (especially butterfly) and also for medicinal uses, can grow in temperate, subtropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color green in linear shape the leaves grow in rosette.

Butterfly weed flowers

Flower color orange or yellow with ten petals 5 in the inner in star shape and five in the outer also in star shape, flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Butterfly weed growing and care:

Well-drained soil, cold winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Butterfly larva, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
20-80 cm, 8-32 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Star shape flower can be orange or yellow color, with ten petals 5 in the inner in star shape and five in the outer also in star shape, flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Asclepias tuberosa


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9