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Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa


 
Orange flat topped flower clusters bloom atop branching stems bearing numerous narrow leaves.

A native North American wildflower, this is the primary source of food for the both the adult and juvenile Monarch Butterfly, and is often included in butterfly gardens. Plants form an upright clump of narrow green leaves, bearing showy clusters of orange or gold flowers in mid to late summer. The seed pods that follow are used in dried arrangements, and should be picked and dried while still green. Very late to come up in the spring, so mark the spot by planting daffodils or other companion bulbs. Needs well-drained sandy soil. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Blooms mid to late summer

Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, cut flower, winter hardy

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Drought tolerant native plant. Prefers well-drained soil in full sun, but is late to break dormancy.

Uses: massed, borders, cut flowers
Full Sun
Height: 23" - 35"
Growability: easy
 

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