Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

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A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.

Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.

Following the fabulous flowers, green fruits develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs reminiscent of its cousin, common milkweed. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements.


Height: 24 inches

Width: 24 inches

Sunlight: Full Sun

Hardiness Zones: 3-9

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    Butterfly Weed

    Posted by SH on May 12th 2020

    Plant shipped bare root. Very healthy plant, vigorous root system.Very well grown. Will order again.