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Asclepias tuberosa spp. interior

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa spp. interior
Asclepias tuberosa spp. interior

Masses of tiny blossoms in brilliant shades of orange, attracts butterflies to the garden; blooms last several weeks, and plants are drought tolerant and resistant to pests; will flower the first year with an early sowing

Ornamental Features

Butterfly Weed has fragrant orange flat-top flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Butterfly Weed will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 28 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Cold Hardy to Zone:



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Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

full sun







28 inches



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