Butterfly Weed

Masses of glowing color!
Item # 49296
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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.

Genus Asclepias
Species tuberosa
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 18 in - 24 in
PlantWidth 3 ft
BloomSize 2 in - 4 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Season Extenders
BloomColor Orange
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Butterfly WeedButterfly Weed
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Best for butterflies
Nancy from AB wrote (July 10, 2014):
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.