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Asclepias tuberosa

Clay-Orange Butterfly Weed

15-18" tall x 15-18" wide. This special selection of the wildflower Orange Butterfly Weed is unique in its ability to grow in heavier soils including clay. Typically, Asclepias grows in sandy soils. Highly attractive to monarchs and other butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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SKU: 23201P

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Plant - 5" deep pot

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SKU 23201P
Common Name Clay-Orange Butterfly Weed
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Adds Texture
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
15-18" tall x 15-18" wide. The glowing orange flowers of this native wildflower are irresistible to hummingbirds, butterflies and people! This long-lived, tap-rooted plant needs a couple of growing seasons to establish its deep roots and reach mature size. Our uncommon strain of Asclepias is native to clay soils making it adaptable to a variety of clay and loam conditions; the most commonly available plants must be grown in sandy soils. (seed propagated)


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    Just planted last summer; will see if it survived winter & will bloom this year

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