Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Milkweed, Indian Paintbrush

Family: Asclepiadaceae Milkweed


Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 3A - 9A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Orange, red, yellow
Bloom time Early Summer to Early Fall
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, foundation, massing, rock garden, seashore, specimen
Height 18" to 30" / 45cm to 75cm
Spread 12" to 36" / 30cm to 90cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous
Bloom attributes Suitable for cut flowers, suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Attractive foilage, native to North America, naturalizing