Asclepias Butterflyweed

Butterflyweed is a native American wildflower that is at home in both the wild garden and the perennial border, as a flower that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Blooming from late spring into summer, these perennials with sprays of small yellow, orange, or red-orange flowers are striking in their beauty. The plants bear thin leaves and are most attractive when in flower.
Varieties
Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
(Butterfly Weed)

Asclepias syriaca

syriaca
(Common Milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa

tuberosa
(Butterfly Weed)

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'
(Butterfly Weed)

Asclepias verticillata

verticillata
(Whorled Milkweed)