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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This plant features brilliant orange flowers that light up the garden and are attractive to pollinators, including monarchs and honeybees.

    Latin Name

    Asclepias tuberosa


    Family

    Apocynaceae


    Also Known As

    Pleurisy Root


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2.5'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Erosion
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Dry Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    They are native in all counties of Virginia and have long been popular in gardens, including Lady Skipwith's garden at Prestwould in 1793.


    Other Details

    Polinator

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