General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Common names
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Butterfly Milkweed
  • Pleurisy Root
  • Milkweed

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image

  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Nov 6, 2011 2:02 PM concerning plant:
    Love this plant when it's in bloom! It's beautiful in full bloom! Beautiful orange color! It's a brighter orange color than all my other orange (non 'Gay Butterflies' variety) Butterfly Weed plants.

    Love it when it's full of Monarch Butterflies!

    Give this plant some space to enjoy the full beauty of it!
Plant Events from our members
christine2 On August 31, 2016 Obtained plant
Trish On August 20, 2016 Seeds sown
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Untitled by CherieCoogan Sep 30, 2012 10:37 AM 0

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Milkweeds Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Milkweeds (Asclepias)

« The Milkweeds Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Versicolor and is called "Golden leafs"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.