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Orange Butterfly Plant

Orange Butterfly Plant

Great food source for monarchs
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Orange Butterfly Plant

Great food source for monarchs

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  • Bloom clusters entice butterflies
  • Thrives in heat, humidity—even drought
  • Winter hardy and long lived
  • Zone 4-8
  • Height 18 - 36 inches
  • Flowering Date Mid to late summer
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As #2 BAREROOT

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    Product Description

    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. Asclepias tuberosa

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Asclepias tuberosa
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 18 - 36 inches
    • Spread: 18 - 36 inches
    • Spacing: 18 - 36 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
    • 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: Mulch in colder climates.
    • Shipped: #2 BAREROOT
    • Growth Rate: Slow grow rate first season, and then moderate.
    • Shipping Season: Fall
    • Flower Color: Orange
    • Flower Form: Milkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4-inch across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
    • Foliage Type: Gray-green, lanced shaped foliage.
    • Pruning: Remove flowers as they fade to prolong bloom time. Allow foliage to die back.
    • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, dry, infertile sandy soils. Does not like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface-rooted trees.
    • Watering Requirement: Keep consistently moist with good drainage.
    • Additional Information: Attracts butterflies like crazy! Bright orange flowers in early summer are followed by seedpods later on. Excellent as a cut flower or in dried arrangements. Naturalizes well. Protect in exposed sites in winter with a layer of compost or mulch. Competes successfully with grasses. Incorporate a small amount of peat moss or compost into the soil just to help improve drainage. No need for a fertile soil with this plant. Unique characteristics - Attracts Butterflies. Not invasive. Canoe-shaped seed pods. Slow to emerge in the spring.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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