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Butterfly Weed (Clay Form)

Asclepias tuberosa (Clay Form)
SKU: HC013954
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Asclepias tuberosa Clay Form (Butterfly Weed) is a food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and very attractive to many varieties of butterflies. 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. Perennial Plant Association Plant of The Year 2017. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 15-18" tall x 15-18" wide..

key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa (Clay Form)
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Fragrant
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
15-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer


Perennial Plant Association Plant of The Year 2017. 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. Butterfly Weed is slow to wake up in the spring, but worth the wait! 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. (Seed propagated.) 15-18" tall x 15-18" wide.

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