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Native Milkweed Selections

For butterfly–friendly landscaping
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Native Milkweed Selections

For butterfly–friendly landscaping

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  • Only plant monarchs can lay eggs on
  • Easy-care natives with great soil tolerance
  • Free flowering through the summer
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 18 - 36 inches
  • Flowering Date Mid to late summer
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As NO. 1 BAREROOT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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    Product Description

    It's the best of both worlds. Your garden aesthetic is accentuated by the brilliant Monarch butterflies that milkweed attracts, and you do right by these beneficial pollinators, providing the one plant they can lay eggs on. That's another thing about milkweed—easy landscaping. In this collection, three warm–toned bloom colors catch attention and keep it, as all of these varieties are free flowering through summer. They're all easy–to–grow, native varieties. The tuberosa varieties have a strong tolerance for dry soil. Patches of tuberosa have been seen growing out of otherwise barren, rocky soil on the side of highways. We also included an incarnata variety, also called Swamp Milkweed, which tolerates wet soil to the point of thriving in a water garden. Deer tend not to eat milkweed. Asclepias tuberosa (3), incarnata 'Soulmate' (1), tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' (1)

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias incarnata, Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 18 - 36 inches
    • Spread: 18 - 36 inches
    • Spacing: 18 - 36 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
    • Flowering Date: Mid to 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.
    • Winter Care: No winter care needed.
    • Shipped: NO. 1 BAREROOT
    • Growth Rate: Fast
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • 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. Incarnata can tolerate moist soil types.
    • Watering Requirement: Keep consistently moist with good drainage.
    • Additional Information: Medicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are supposed to be poisonous to animals. Slow to emerge in the 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


    When will my order ship?

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

    2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
    1A-4B 5/6/19 - 6/7/19
    5A-6B 3/4/19 - 6/7/19
    7A & 7B 2/25/19 - 6/7/19
    8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
    9A-10B 2/11/19 - 5/31/19
    Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019
    Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019
    Zones 8-10: May 27th, 2019

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