Butterfly Weed (Pleurisy Root)

Asclepias tuberosa

Perennial (Zone 4)

Full Sun

Blooms Early to Late Summer

12”-24” Tall

Plant 18”-24” Apart


This flower is native to North America and lasts wonderfully well in the North. As their name suggests these beautiful 5” wide flowers will attract butterflies to your garden and serve as a great food source for Monarchs. The Native Americans used the root to soothe sores and wounds on the skin, and to combat lung and throat ailments.

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)


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at Ireland Street Orchards

330  Ireland Street

Chesterfield, Ma 01084

May - July

Monday- Sunday 9a.m.- 5p.m.


Chris Reid and Anna Maunz

home: 413-238-4212

cell: 717-357-0404


P.O. Box 251

Worthington, Ma 01098

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