Butterfly Weed


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A superstar in the native plant category this plant has become well known by many outside the plant world. The host plant for monarch butterflies this plant is needed to feed young larva so be excited if you see some chew marks on the leaves! It is native to prairies so it likes things sunny and can take some dry.

Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Sold as: 6″

Mature size: 1.5′ x 1.5′

Bloom time: May to September

Care requirements: Full sun, low to medium water

Where you can find it on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: Naturalizing throughout the Trail

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