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Butterfly Weed - Asclepias tuberosa

Regular price $10.00

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First photo courtesy of Leonardo DaSilva

Phonetic: as-KLEE-pee-as too-ber-OH-sah

Butterfly weed is a long lived, low maintenance, well behaved addition to a garden. Plant in groups of three for a striking effect. It is named for the multitude of butterflies attracted to the abundant amount of nectar that it produces as well as being a host plant to the monarch butterfly. Butterfly weed has a deep tap root so it does not transplant well once established.

  • Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Flower Color: Orange
  • Bloom Time: June, July, August
  • Soil Type: Medium - Dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 2 - 3'H 2'W
  • Plant Spacing: 1.5 - 2'
  • Host Plant: Monarch, Queen, Grey Hairstreak
  • Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Advantages: Deer resistant, drought/poor soil with good drainage tolerant, low maintenance
  • Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, meadows, perennial borders, pollinator gardens
  • Companion Plants: Lance leaf coreopsis, cat mint, purple coneflower, black eyed Susan
  • Deer and Groundhog Resistant