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Butterfly Weed

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
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Butterfly Weed

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year

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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" pot. Asclepias tuberosa

Perennial •Z5-9 •H18-24"xW18-36" •Summer •Sun-Part Shade

  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 18 - 24 inches

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
    • Common Name: Butterfly Weed
    • 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: Summer
    • Winter Care: None special.
    • 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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    When will my order ship?

    Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

    *Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

    2017 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
    1A-4B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    5A 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    5B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    6A 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    6B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    7A & 7B 4/3/17 - 6/23/17
    8A & 8B 2/20/17 - 5/26/17
    9A - 10B 2/13/17 - 5/26/17
    Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 19th, 2017
    Zones 8-10: May 22nd, 2017

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