Big orange blooms welcome summer, attracting butterflies and gardeners in droves!
Why can't all wildflowers be as beautiful as bright, hardy Butterfly Flower? Big orange flowerheads burst into bloom in mid- to late summer, attracting every butterfly in the neighborhood to your garden and stealing the show with color so rich it almost glows! This lovely perennial is especially attractive to Monarch butterflies, acting as a nectar source and a host plant, providing a place for the butterflies to lay their eggs. The foliage is lovely, too, extending this Asclepias' beauty beyond bloomtime.
Easy to grow, it asks only for sun and plenty of it; it laughs at heat and drought, survives winter unscathed, and is long-lived. It reaches 2 feet tall and about 3 feet wide, with a lush, rangy form that complements other plantings nicely. And the blooms are super for cutting! Zones 3-9.
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Best for butterflies
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.