Asclepias tuberosa 'Butterfly Weed'

Asclepias tuberosa 'Butterfly Weed'

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SKU 49296
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Asclepias tuberosa 'Butterfly Weed'

Now is your chance to take home the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year! Big orange blooms of the Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) welcome droves of midsummer butterflies, especially Monarchs, with glowing color. This lovely perennial is both a nectar source and a host plant where butterflies lay eggs. With lovely foliage, the Asclepias tuberosa dazzles long after it blooms. It needs only plenty of sunshine, tolerates heat and drought easily, survives winters unharmed, and returns dependably year after year. Asclepias tuberosa reaches about two feet in height, three feet in width, in Zones 3-9. Set plants 12 to 15 inches apart in sunny locations with well-drained soil. Plant the crown two to four inches deep. Asclepias tuberosa is late to break dormancy in the spring and should not be removed during cultivation. Established plants have extensive taproots that should not be disturbed. New plants may benefit from a winter mulch but need no other special care.

Product Details

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Genus Asclepias
Species tuberosa
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Orange
Max Bloom Size 4.00
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

Customer Reviews

The Ticket!
Review by Casilda
Bought three many years ago and still glad I did. Slow to spread but cast iron. Yellow cone flowers, red daylilies and this butterfly weed, that's the ticket.
Best for butterflies
Review by Nancy
It is a beautiful addition to my garden, and it attracts many butterflies and hummingbirds. If you are making a butterfly garden or just plain, consider getting these.

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