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Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
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Butterfly Weed

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year

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  • Nectar feeds butterflies, leaves feed Monarchs
  • Drought-tolerant naturalizer
  • Dried seed pods are favored by flower arrangers
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 18 - 24 inches
  • Flowering Date June to August
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As 2.5 INCH POT

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    Product Description

    Showy native perennial features clusters of flowers in orange-yellow shades. Its flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies—and monarchs love the leaves. Its seed pods are valued in dried floral arrangements. This drought-tolerant sun lover is a favorite for butterfly gardens, naturalized areas and sunny borders. 3" Bareroot. Asclepias tuberosa

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Asclepias tuberosa
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
    • Spread: 18 - 36 inches
    • Spacing: 18 - 36 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
    • Flowering Date: June to August
    • Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly. Place with the top of root about 1/2-1'' below soil level and 15-18'' apart.
    • Winter Care: None special.
    • Shipped: 2.5 INCH POT
    • Growth Rate: Moderate.
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Flower Color: Orange, Yellow, Mixed
    • Flower Form: Milkweed-like blossoms. Flowers close to 1/4" across in short, umbel-like cymes or clusters.
    • Foliage Type: Alternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 - 1" wide.
    • Pruning: Deadheading can prolong blooming time. After flowering.
    • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface-rooted trees.
    • Additional Information: Medicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are poisonous to animals. Slow to emerge in spring, so be careful not to disturb it during early spring clean-up. It will compete successfully with the grasses.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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