Milkweed family, Asclepiadaceae
This bushy, bright-orange flowered plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. For the best growth potential, plant among other mid-sized perennials.
Flowers bloom during the spring and summer months. Butterfly weed needs a good mixture of sunlight and shade, preferring well-drained sandy soils. Aphids will produce but can be easily removed or left as a food source for ladybugs.
The butterfly weed is a larval host to the grey hairstreak, monarch, and queen butterflies.