Description from Possibility Place: One of the showiest of the species, Butterfly weed is the most popular milkweed on our list. It has bright orange, terminal clusters of flowers and lance-shaped, pubescent leaves. It is drought tolerant, clump forming, and will not move around much in the garden. It is a host for many pollinators, including Monarchs, Swallowtails, and many species of bees and beetles.
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Click here for the native pollinators that feed on Asclepias tuberosa.
Companion plants that go well together with Asclepias tuberosa are Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem), Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed), New Jersey Tea, beebalm and Coreopsis species.
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