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Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Asclepias tuberosa, the butterfly weed, is a species of milkweed native to eastern and southwestern North America. It is larval host to Monarch, Queen as well as as well as the dogbane tiger moth, milkweed tussock moth.

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How to Germinate Butterflyweed (Asclepias Tuberosa)

Butterflyweed are native to much of North America. Also known as Orange Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias Tuberosa is a perfect addition to any garden or Monarch waystation from Montréal to Mexico. The most economical and reliable way to establish Asclepias Tuberosa is through propagation by seed germination. To germinate Asclepias Tuberosa, […]

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The Many Names of Asclepias Tuberosa

Most commonly known as “Butterflyweed,” Asclepias tuberosa might be the most widely distributed milkweed species in North America. It is certainly native to most areas of North America. Other names include “Orange Butterflyweed,” and “Butterfly Milkweed,” both of which are accurate, in that they are orange, and butterflies love them, […]

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Fresh Butterfly Milkweed Seeds Now Available

Johnny Butterflyseed has released Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa) seed packs meant to support the endangered Monarch Butterfly (Danauus plexipus) across most of North America. Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa), also known as “Butterfly Weed,” produce unique, orange flowers that provide nectar for many pollinators, along with Monarch Butterflies. Asclepias Tuberosa is […]