Asclepias tuberosa

Item #27172
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The Perennial Plant of the Year 2017

This butterfly weed is much more than a pretty face—it is the Perennial Plant of the Year 2017. When its big orange flowerheads burst into bloom in mid to late summer, butterfly weed attracts every butterfly in the neighborhood to your garden, stealing the show with color so rich it almost glows.

This lovely perennial is especially attractive to monarchs, acting as a nectar source and a host plant and supplying a place for the butterflies to lay eggs. With handsome foliage, butterfly weed remains dazzling long after it blooms.

Easy to grow, it requires only for sun and plenty of it; it tolerates heat and drought with ease, survives winter unscathed, and remains dependable year after year. It reaches 2 feet in height and about 3 feet in width with a lush, rangy shape that complements other plantings. The decorative blooms are super for cutting.


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Genus Asclepias
Species tuberosa
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Height 18 in - 24 in
Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 2 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Orange
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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