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Butterfly Weed

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year

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  • flowering dateMid to late summer.
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height18 - 24 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as#1 BAREROOT
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • Nectar from butterfly weed flower feeds butterflies, leaves feed Monarchs
  • Drought-tolerant naturalizer
  • Dried seed pods are favored by flower arrangers
Butterfly weed is a showy native perennial that features clusters of flowers in orange-yellow shades. The butterfly weed flower is a nectar source for many butterflies--and monarchs love the leaves. The seed pods from a butterfly weed plant are valued in dried floral arrangements. It is a part of the milkweed family, but butterfly weed doesn't produce the milky sap milkweeds are known for. This drought-tolerant sun lover is a favorite for butterfly gardens, naturalized areas and sunny borders.Asclepias tuberosa

Product Details

  • botanical nameAsclepias tuberosa
  • flowering dateMid to late summer.
  • flower colorOrange
  • flower formMilkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4" across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
  • foliage typeAlternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 to 1" wide.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateFast
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height18 - 24 inches
  • planting instructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • pruningDeadheading can prolong blooming time.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship as#1 BAREROOT
  • soil requirementWell drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees.
  • spacing12 - 18 inches
  • spread12 - 18 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • watering requirementAverage water needs.
  • winter careNo winter care needed.

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

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