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Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa
SKU: HC017743
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Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a must-have for the pollinator garden with clusters of bright orange flowers in summer. This native wildflower is easy to grow, cold hardy, and does well in poor, dry soils. Asclepias is an important nectar source for Monarch butterflies and the sole host plant for Monarch caterpillars. Drought resistant/drought tolerant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Water Tolerance
Mature Height
15-18" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
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