Perennial Butterfly Weed – ASCLEPIAS tuberosa. 24″ tall, equal spread, full sun, early-late summer bloom. Tangerine orange flowers are held on sturdy stems atop narrow green leaves. Hassle-free with 3 months of bloom followed by green fruits filled with silvery white, silky seeds. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & is bee friendly. Deer resistant. Zones 3-9. Ships dormant, will break dormancy as the day becomes long. Potted in 3″ pot.
1180 in stock
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Spring to Fall
Bee Friendly | Butterflies | Hummingbirds
This plant will break dormancy as the day becomes long. Butterfly Weed is grown to provide nectar to migrating butterflies. Because of this, the bloom should not open in your area until the climate is suitable for butterflies. Alot of times, we will ship this plant dormant to save the bloom for butterflies.
Asclepias tuberosa is a prairie plant native to North America from S. Ontario and New York, west to N. Dakota, southwest to Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, and south to Florida (zones 3-9). Found naturally in dry fields and on slopes, it does not require rich soil or much moisture. A full day of sun is best along with a slightly acidic, sandy-humus-loam that is well-drained (especially in winter).
Once established, Butterfly Weed is drought-tolerant and requires little care. Though it is perfectly cold-hardy in the north, mulching plants in winter will help prevent frost-heaving. In spring, trim back last year’s growth and await the beautiful new foliage which will appear quite a bit later than other perennials.
Eclectic, Prairie, Rain Garden
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Mass Planting