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
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:18 - 24 inches
Spread:18 - 36 inches
Spacing:18 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Early-Late Summer
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.
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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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2021 Spring Shipping Schedule
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