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Gay Butterflies Butterfly Plant

66750

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3 for $9.99
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$9.99
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3 for $9.99
  • flowering dateMid to late summer
  • hardiness zone4-8
  • height18 - 36 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship asNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • sun exposureFull Sun
Milkweed pods 6" long.

Free-flowering perennials with orange, red, pink or lemon yellow have an extremely long vase life, making them excellent cut flowers. Planted in borders, they entice butterflies and hummingbirds for several weeks. This beauty is drought tolerant and resistant to garden pests.

Product Details

  • botanical nameAsclepias tuberosa
  • flowering dateMid to late summer
  • flower colorOrange
  • flower formMilkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4-inch across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
  • foliage typeGray-green, lanced shaped foliage.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateSlow grow rate first season, and then moderate.
  • hardiness zone4-8
  • height18 - 36 inches
  • planting instructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • pruningRemove flowers as they fade to prolong bloom time. Allow foliage to die back.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship asNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • soil requirementWell-drained, dry, infertile sandy soils. Does not like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface-rooted trees.
  • spacing18 - 36 inches
  • spread18 - 36 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • watering requirementKeep consistently moist with good drainage.
  • winter careMulch in colder climates.

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 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
5A 4/18/24 - 6/7/24
5B 3/25/24 - 6/7/24
6A 3/11/24 - 6/7/24
6B 2/26/24 - 6/7/24
7A 2/22/24 - 6/7/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/6/24

    Gay Butterflies Butterfly Plant
    Gay Butterflies Butterfly Plant

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