Asclepias tuberosa Western Gold Mix

Western Gold Mix Butterfly Weed

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20-24" tall x 18-20" wide. Western Gold' is an Orange Butterfly Weed that is native to the poor soils of western Colorado. The golden orange flowers attract lots of butterflies. 'Western Gold' is the best Asclepias for Western gardeners with alkaline soils. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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SKU HBLBI21

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20-24" tall x 18-20" wide, (seed grown). This unique Butterfly Weed was originally collected by seedsman Alan Bradshaw of Alplains Seed Company on the Western Slope of Colorado. Here a robust colony of plants was growing in dry, alkaline sandy-loam soil. The particularly large, full flower heads are a uniformly deep golden-orange held high on big, vigorous plants with substantial deep green foliage followed by showy ornamental seed pods. This plant is a host for the Monarch butterfly caterpillar and a nectar source for other butterflies. Invaluable for use in areas with drier conditions and alkaline or limestone derived soils. Asclepias tuberosa Native Range: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV.
Associated SKUs
HBLBIXX
23202 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBLBI21 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
Common Name Western Gold Mix Butterfly Weed
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa Western Gold Mix
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 20-24" tall
Mature Spread 18-20" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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3.0

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Comments about High Country Gardens Asclepias tuberosa Western Gold Mix - 5" Pot:

Wanted a moderately sized plant to plant near patio for butterfly viewing. Thought the bright yellow orange color of its flowers would contrast nicely with purples and pinks of lavender, salvia greggii "Pink" and blend nicely with Partridge Feather at its feet. However no flowers and plant just is not thriving. Planted in full, hot sun in well drained soil, gravel for mulch. Whats up?

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3.0

Still very small

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from Albuquerque, NM

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Comments about High Country Gardens Asclepias tuberosa Western Gold Mix - 5" Pot:

Plant is still only 8 inches high, so I can't comment on the blooms. I'm hoping that it will grow a little faster.

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5.0

Did well

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Comments about High Country Gardens Asclepias tuberosa Western Gold Mix - 5" Pot:

Small plant that did well and grew into an attractive specimen with lots of flowers and came back this Spring with a nice sturdy component of plants.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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