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Gay Butterflies Butterfly Plant

Gay Butterflies Butterfly Plant

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$9.99

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Free-flowering perennials with orange, red, pink or lemon yellow have an extremely long vase life, making them excellent cut flowers. Planted in borders, they entice butterflies and hummingbirds for several weeks. This beauty is drought tolerant and resistant to garden pests.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 18 - 36 inches
  • Flowering Date Mid to late summer
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun

We ship this item in Spring.

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
    • Common Name: Orange Butterfly Plant
    • 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
    • Winter Care: No winter care needed.
    • Type of Fruit: Milkweed pods 6" long.
    • 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.
    • Resistance: Generally pest free.
    • Pruning: Deadheading can prolong blooming time.
    • Pruning Time: After flowering.
    • Soil Requirement: Well drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees.
    • 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

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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

    Ratings & Reviews

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    gard101
    Jan 18, 2014  |  
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    Love how they attract butterfly's but mine turned out all orange which was a little dissapointing. They do grow quickly and are very hardy.


    These are FANTASTIC!
    May 18, 2013  |  
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    I received them and they were really well wrapped for shipment. I put the corms in the bed I had prepared for them, not expecting much until next year. But to my surprise, 10 days later 2 of the 3 I ordered are about 20 tall! I won't be surprised if they bloom this year! They are in mostly full sun, with partial shade at different times of the day.


    Best purchase
    Jun 20, 2011  |  
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    I wanted as much of this plant as I could afford. Ordered from three different nurseries. Spring hill sent the healthiest bare roots and was the least expensive! Every single bare root has come alive with the healthiest butterfly weeds ever. I cannot wait to watch the caterpillars. I ordered a few plants three years ago and had so much fun watching the caterpillars with my daughter that we decided to fill our garden with them this year. Thanks spring hill!!


    Great plant
    Jun 16, 2011  |  
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    I planted these two years ago, did not bloom the first year. This year they are just starting to bloom and they are a dark pink color. The butterflies love them. Only wish that the plants I got were not all the same color.


    A Great Find
    Oct 14, 2009  |  
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    I'd never heard of this plant, but needed another drought tolerant flower to add to a new perennial bed. This one was a great find and a big surprise. It will delight you without needing any attention.


    What a surprise!
    Sep 29, 2009  |  
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    It took me 50 yrs to view this awsome transformation of the worm to butterfly. I Have photos and made everyone come over to take a look. From the eggs to worm to butterfly was a wonderful sight. And in my first year of planting the butterfly weed. I can hardly wait till next year. Thanks so much.


    WOW!
    Aug 7, 2009  |  
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    We found the orange variety growing wild on the farm in Tennessee. Dug them up and stuck them several places around the house and have been thrilled since. They multiply and get bigger every year--tons of butterflies and hummingbirds. They seem to thrive in dry conditions with very little water. I highly recommend.


    Orange Butterfly Weed
    Jul 7, 2009  |  
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    I have the orange variety of Butterfly Weed and this plant is beautiful. It attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, & bees. It is a very hardy plant that I have had for several years and it requires very little maintenance.

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