15-18" tall x 15-18" wide. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a
host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars, and an attractive nectar
plant for many varieties of butterflies. This selection is best for dry,
sandy, and well-draining soils. For clay soils, see our Butterfly Weed
(Clay Form) selection. As a long-lived, tap-rooted plant, Butterfly Weed
will establish its deep roots and reach mature size over a couple of
seasons, and it will naturalize with time. Deep tap roots prefer not to
be transplanted. Butterfly Weed is slow to wake up in the spring, but
worth the wait for the bright orange flowers in summer! To achieve a
bushy look, pinch back young stems. Unlike other milkweeds, Butterfly
Weed does not possess the milky sap that can irritate skin and eyes.
Stalks and pods provide interest in the winter garden. Perennial Plant
Association Plant of The Year 2017. 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.
HC017530 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock.
HC017743 (Plant - 2.5" Pot) - Out of stock.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Mature Plant Size|
Late spring to summer
Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Texture
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Ships To Canada|