Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

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The Perennial Plant of the Year 2017
SKU 27172
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Bareroot
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Key Characteristics
Zone

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 / Butterfly Weed

As brilliantly orange as the monarchs it attracts, the ever lovely butterfly weed is a must-have for those who treasure the presence of fluttering friends in the garden. Its clusters of glowing orange blooms are packed with vital nectar that monarchs and other butterflies simply cannot resist, and its sheer beauty makes it just as irresistible to human eyes as well.

Butterfly weed is doubly valuable to pollinators because it serves as a host plant where monarchs, among others, lay their eggs. And the attractiveness of this flower is rivaled only by its resistance to extreme temperatures. Neither drought-plagued summers nor bitter winters can dim the glow of Asclepias tuberosa.

With all of these great attributes it is no wonder this specimen is the Perennial Plant of the Year 2017.

This perennial enjoys direct sunlight, and if planted in well-drained soil it will return to you faithfully year after year. (Let the final flowers mature on the plant, so they will scatter more seeds for next year's garden.) Butterfly Weed reaches 2 feet high and 3 feet wide.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
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
Characteristics 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, PR, VI

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