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Orange Butterfly Plant

Orange Butterfly Plant

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Clusters of tiny blossoms in bright tints of orange attract butterflies to your garden! Blooms flourish for several weeks in mid to late summer, followed by large and interesting seedpods. 18-36" tall plants thrive in sun and heat, humidity and even drought, yet is quite winter hardy and long-lived. #2 Bareroot. Zones 4-9. Asclepias tuberose

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Gardening Details for Orange Butterfly Plant

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Plant Mix
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 18 - 36 inches
Spread: 18 - 36"
Spacing: 18 - 36"
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Flowering Date: Mid to late summer.
Winter Care: None special.
Shipping Season: Fall
Flower Color: Mixed
Flower Form: Milkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4" across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
Foliage Type: Alternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 to 1" wide.
Pruning: Deadheading can prolong blooming time.
Soil Requirement: Well drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees.
Watering Requirement: Keep consistently moist with good drainage.
Additional Information: Medicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are supposed to be poisonous to animals.
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Love! Review by Savannah - Rockford, IL
Posted on 2016-08-11

We bought two of these last year and they are so vibrant! Doing very well.

Monarch butterfly hotel Review by Brad Grimm - Reno, NV
Posted on 2015-09-13

Asclepias tuberosa or Butterfly weed is a North American native plant that is host to the monarch butterfly and a wonderful pollen source that will add value to your landscape. I love this plant.

gard101 Review by meredith - WI, edgerton
Posted on 2014-01-18

Love how they attract butterfly's but mine turned out all orange which was a little dissapointing. They do grow quickly and are very hardy.

These are FANTASTIC! Review by Jo, Alvin, Tx. - TX, Jo
Posted on 2013-05-18

I received them and they were really well wrapped for shipment. I put the corms in the bed I had prepared for them, not expecting much until next year. But to my surprise, 10 days later 2 of the 3 I ordered are about 20 tall! I won't be surprised if they bloom this year! They are in mostly full sun, with partial shade at different times of the day.

Best purchase Review by Monica - IL, Chicago
Posted on 2011-06-20

I wanted as much of this plant as I could afford. Ordered from three different nurseries. Spring hill sent the healthiest bare roots and was the least expensive! Every single bare root has come alive with the healthiest butterfly weeds ever. I cannot wait to watch the caterpillars. I ordered a few plants three years ago and had so much fun watching the caterpillars with my daughter that we decided to fill our garden with them this year. Thanks spring hill!!

Great plant Review by Emily - OH, Cincinnati
Posted on 2011-06-16

I planted these two years ago, did not bloom the first year. This year they are just starting to bloom and they are a dark pink color. The butterflies love them. Only wish that the plants I got were not all the same color.

A Great Find Review by Connie - KS, Ark City
Posted on 2009-10-14

I'd never heard of this plant, but needed another drought tolerant flower to add to a new perennial bed. This one was a great find and a big surprise. It will delight you without needing any attention.

What a surprise! Review by Cindy - OH, Bloomingdale
Posted on 2009-09-29

It took me 50 yrs to view this awsome transformation of the worm to butterfly. I Have photos and made everyone come over to take a look. From the eggs to worm to butterfly was a wonderful sight. And in my first year of planting the butterfly weed. I can hardly wait till next year. Thanks so much.

WOW! Review by Tennie Bean - TN, Mt. Juliet
Posted on 2009-08-07

We found the orange variety growing wild on the farm in Tennessee. Dug them up and stuck them several places around the house and have been thrilled since. They multiply and get bigger every year--tons of butterflies and hummingbirds. They seem to thrive in dry conditions with very little water. I highly recommend.

Orange Butterfly Weed Review by Rose Anderson - IN, Center Point
Posted on 2009-07-07

I have the orange variety of Butterfly Weed and this plant is beautiful. It attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, & bees. It is a very hardy plant that I have had for several years and it requires very little maintenance.

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