Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed, Milkweed

$ 10.95

Item #: 1019
Pot Size: quart


Plant Description

Butterfly Weed has striking brilliant orange flowers which color our fields in early to mid summer. The flower clusters may be up to 11/2 feet wide, and established plants may form clumps 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall. This perennial does best in full sun and a dry, well-drained location. It would make a good accent plant in a dry spot in the perennial border, natural area, or meadow. Butterfly Weed with its long tap root resents being moved and it is late to break dormancy so give it a permanent spot and be patient in the spring. Butterfly Weed flowers are excellent as fresh cut flowers. And of course, they are magnets for butterflies.

 

Characteristics

Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Sandy, Clay, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist

Size

quart pot

Height

24 to 36in

Flower Color

Orange, Yellow

 

Bloom Time

Mid summer, Early summer, Late summer

Spread

24in

Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9